La Canine leishmaniosis is caused by a blood parasite that is transmitted by the bite of an insect called "phlebotomist", commonly known as "Mosquito disease". There is never direct contagion infected dog to another dog or man, always transmitted through the bite of the sandfly.
It is a multisystem disease that can affect a great variety of organs, resulting in anemia, arthritis and severe renal failure. The most frequent signs include fever, hair loss, weight loss, ulcers and abnormal nail growth.
Current treatments help control symptoms and improve their quality of life, but never cure the disease.
What he does is available today is a wide range of repellent products, external antiparasitic, that help us keep out the "sandfly" of our friends and it is convenient to use throughout the year as we are in an endemic area. The aim of external parasiticides is to prevent transmission by reducing the number of bites.
For some years we have for better protection of our animal vaccine leishmaniasis. Its objective is to stimulate the immune system to protect the dog "from within." Thus, if external measures fail, your body will fight the blood parasite by not developing the disease.
The combination of both methods is the best way to prevent the disease.
For this reason, from the Veterinary Clinic El Saladar we want to help you and encourage you to vaccinate your pets, so we are launching a campaign of primary vaccination against Leishmania that will last the months of March and April in which we give you a diagnosis if you vaccinate your pet.
Do not wait any longer to have your friend protected.
Your peace of mind and yours are priceless.