Safe travel with the dog
Where can your dog catch it?
The risk of infection is particularly high in regions with a Mediterranean climate (such as Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece). Diseases such as dirofilariosis (heartworm disease) or leishmaniasis are transmitted by vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, etc.) during the biting act. Often the animals do not show symptoms until the disease is advanced and treatment is difficult and fraught with many risks. Here applies: Prevention is better than treatment!
How can you protect your pet?
If you want to protect your pet as much as possible, you should not take it to a risk country in the first place, because there is no absolute protection against these diseases.
If you still want to take your pet with you, the following measures are recommended: