He is a full member of the family. So, as such, your pet needs some pampering. How to take care of the health of your cat or dog? What do they need to feel good? Discover our tips for ensuring our 4-legged friends a long and healthy life.
Preserve the health of your animal by deworming and vaccination
Dewormers are medicines that prevent parasites from invading your pet’s intestines. Indeed, it often happens that dogs and cats consume living beings (fleas, rodents, slugs, etc.) potentially carrying parasites. These are then likely to settle and develop in your pet’s intestinal tract as worms. The health of your 4-legged companion may therefore be impaired.
Vaccination of your pet
Unlike humans, for whom a list of compulsory vaccines has been established by the health authorities, there is no obligation to have their dog or cat vaccinated (with the exception of category 1 and 2 dogs. who need to be vaccinated against rabies)?
However, veterinarians strongly recommend that the animal be vaccinated against certain common and contagious diseases which can have serious consequences for the health of the dog or cat.
- For a dog: distemper, leptospirosis, Rubarth’s hepatitis, viral gastroenteritis and piroplasmosis;
- For a cat: typhus, coryza and leucosis.
What about rabies?
This disease, which has long been the subject of compulsory vaccination around the world, has now disappeared from many countries. This is why the rabies vaccine is no longer a requirement since 2001. However, the risk of the disease reoccurring in the territory through an imported animal remains. Therefore, it is always strongly recommended to vaccinate your dog or cat against rabies.
Protect your animal from parasites
Between fleas and ticks, our 4-legged friends are often victims of invading parasites on their coats. These pests can quickly make life impossible for your pet (itching) and also affect the health of the cat or dog. They can indeed be carriers of diseases (eg Lyme disease). Protecting your dog and cat from external parasites is therefore important for their well-being.
To avoid the risk of an invasion of fleas and ticks, there are several antiparasitic solutions whose action can be insecticide (in the event of a proven presence of parasites) or insect repellent (for preventive purposes to ward off pests):
- The anti-flea or antiparasitic collar;
- The sprays;
The habitat of the dog or cat: an outbreak to be treated
Taking steps to remove parasites from an animal’s coat is already a good thing. However, to avoid a new infestation, the environment must also be treated. To clean up the habitat of the dog or cat, there are disinfectants in the form of sprays or diffusers with an insecticidal aim.