Diseases that we used
to associate strictly with Mediterranean Europe are now being
seen in more northern parts, due to changes in climate and
the frequency of travelling pets. Dogs can become ill from
diseases that are spread by mosquitoes, sand flies and ticks.
To help reduce the risk of your dog contracting these illnesses,
we suggest you follow the advice below:
- Check your dog's Vaccines, Microchip
& Pet Passport paperwork are all up to date.
- Start treatment to prevent Heartworm
with Advocate® 4 weeks before travel and use every 4
weeks until 4 weeks after returning from your holiday. Advocate®
will also treat against fleas, roundworms and some mites
(one of which is mange).
- Prevent ticks (which can transmit Lyme
disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Babesiosis) and sand flies (which
can transmit Leishmaniasis) and mosquitoes (which transmit
Heartworm) with Advantix® every 2 weeks starting the
day before going on holiday and finishing during the last
week of your holiday.
NB: There is now a vaccine available to protect your dog
from Leishmaniasis - please ask us about this if you are
travelling to a high risk area (see enclosed leaflet).
- Not less than 24 hours and no more than
120 hours before the time of embarkation to return to the
UK, your dog must visit a local vet or one at the port of
departure. The vet will administer a wormer. The vet will
probably use their own medicine and will sign a document
to prove they have administered this product within the
allotted time frame.
We have a treatment protocol check list that we would be happy
to go through with you. Please feel free to raise any questions
you may have about the medicines you will be giving your dog.
Please remember that the government department
DEFRA will have up to date information about any specifics
that may be required by the country you are travelling to.
Web Site or phone them on 0870 241 1710