HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR SPAIN
All dogs should have their own personal records. Take your own book and ask your vet to write in all treatment and dates. Remember, you may move, change vet, but whatever you decide, you will always have your pets medical history.
THE LAW REQUIRES ALL DOGS TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE LOCAL AUTHORITY
All dogs are vaccinated. Your dog must have a Microchip. I recommend that in subtropical climates like Southern Spain that your pet has a yearly blood test. Heartworm disease is deadly serious, ask your vet for preventative tablets against this killer disease. This is transmitted by mosquitoes that inject larvae into the blood circulation of your dog; these larvae grow into adult worms and finally settle in the lungs and heart of your pet. Consult your vet now for a diagnostic test and the appropriate medication.
April to November Your dog should wear a tick collar or have medication prescribed by your vet.
Always have your vaccination book and verification of microchip. Border Police like to see dogs with a muzzle.
Carry plenty of water. Harness or clip your dog when traveling NEVER allow your dog to have his head out of the window whilst the car is moving. Do not leave dogs in parked cars, unless you can supervise them.
Only go by recommendation. Your vet should have a lot of information and will certainly be aware of puppies available locally he will give you help and advice. DO NOT BUY PUPS FROM A PET SHOP
Training starts the day you take your new pet home. Enroll in your local dog training centre as soon as possible.