Rabies: dogs in Murcia must be vaccinated against this killer disease
Vaccination is also highly recommended but not obligatory for cats and other pets In the UK it is now almost a century since the last case of a human being becoming infected with rabies, and the..

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Pet Passports in the EU
Procedures for travelling with dogs and cats between Spain and the UK In order to travel within the European Union, dogs and cats must have a microchip, passport and anti-rabies vaccination, and..

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Diseases which can affect cats in the Region of Murcia
Feline Leukaemia and FIV are causes for concern among cat owners in the Costa Cálida Feline Leukaemia This is a dangerous virus all over the world, and unfortunately it is widespread in the..

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Filariosis, or heartworm, a preventable problem for dogs in Spain
Advanced filariosis transmitted by a mosquito bite causes heart failure and death in dogs Filariosis is a disease which consists of a parasite breeding inside the arterial vessels of the host..

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Ticks and canine ehrlichiosis, threats to the health of dogs in Spain
Ticks are particularly common in rural areas and gardens in the warm climate of southern Spain In the south-east of Spain there are many kinds of tick which can cause considerable discomfort to..

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Fleas, a serious risk for dogs and other pets in Spain
The warm climate in southern Spain means that fleas are an active threat all year round Fleas have always been present in our society and are not only capable of spreading multiple epidemics amongst..

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Canine leishmaniosis, a fatal mosquito-transmitted disease which affects dogs in Spain
Vaccinations are now highly recommended for dogs in Mediterranean areas of Spain Canine leishmaniosis is a serious disease caused by a single-celled parasite transmitted by the bites of mosquitos..

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The pine processionary caterpillar, a serious threat to dogs and cats in Spain
The hairs of the caterpillar can kill inquisitive pets when the insects drop to the ground from their nests in pine trees The pine processionary (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) is so called because members..

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Basic information for pet-owners moving to Spain or taking on new pets
Basic points to help keep your pet safe and healthy When moving to Spain it is important to note that there are a number of diseases and dangers for pets that aren't found in most other European..

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Dog owners beware: stephanotis pods can kill dogs
A serious warning for dog owners Be aware that the seed pods of the Stephanotis plant, also known as Madagascar Jasmine, are lethal for dogs. This is a stunning plant with waxy green leaves and..

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Basic laws for dogs in public places in Spain
Is my dog allowed on the beach is a common question Several emails have been received over the last couple of years asking if dogs are allowed on the beach, but no, they’re not, is the short..

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