Protection and Prevention From Parasites (For Dogs & Puppies)

Portugal is a southern climate and there are many diseases in Portugal that are not as great of a concern for pets living in colder climates. If you have recently moved to Portugal or if you have a new dog or puppy please consult your veterinarian about what protection your animal needs.  The following is a guide only.

Protections and Preventions:

1. General Protection for leish/tickfever/heartworm (and flees):

  • Monthly Spot-On treatment every 28 days. (We prefer Activyl but will also use pulvex as they seem to be the most effective.   DO NOT USE Frontline – it does not protect against sandfly/ leishmanioisis.)

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  • SCALIBOR Collar or Seresto Collar (apply every 6-9 months)

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  • General wormer every 4 months

 

2. ADDITIONAL Protection against heartworm

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  • Monthly Milbemax or heartgard

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  • Annual Vaccine against heartworm please consult your vet.

 

3. ADDITIONAL Protection against leishmaniosis

  • Beginning 2011 an annual vaccine against leishmaniosis was introduced.  Please consult your vet.
DO NOT FORGET TO ANNUALLY VACCINATE YOUR DOG OR PUPPY.
PLEASE CONSULT YOUR VETERINARIAN.

IMPORTANT NOTES:  Do NOT use dog treatments on cats.  Many of the spot on treatments made for dogs are extremely poisonous for cats.