Travel diseases in dogs

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: 

  • Protection against ticks
    As spot-on preparation or tablet - the ticks are killed during the sucking act
  • Protection against heartworm
    A parasite remedy before and after the holiday protects against possible infection
  • Protection against leishmaniasis
    No walks during the twilight because the transmitting mosquitoes are active then above all (here there is unfortunately no comprehensive protection)

When traveling with a dog, don't forget a valid pet passport with all current vaccinations!

You can find out even more info in our article: VACATION WITH DOG

We wish you a great vacation!

We will be happy to advise you on any questions you may have about traveling with your dog.