You can protect your pet from diseases by making sure you are always up to date on its vaccinations. Every pet in the UAE needs 2 vaccinations yearly (a combi shot and a rabies shot). Furthermore you protect your pet from fleas and ticks and the diseases they can bring, by treating them regularly against fleas and ticks. Most people use Frontline, which has to be applied every 2 months.
It is also wise to deworm your pet once every 3 months. The range is so wide, since the area you live in determines the need for it. The more rural you live, the more often you should do it. Also the age of your pet is of importance for determining the best frequency of doing it. There is a range of pills for this purpose, please ask your vet for advice for your particular pet and living situation.
Last but not least good food is an important factor for your pet’s health. We can advise you on which food to use for your pet. And of course, every pet thrives on attention, plenty of walking time (dogs) and a good and spacious place to live, inside or outside or both.
Signs that your pet might be ill can be:
- - does not eat or drink anymore (or very little)
- - sleeps more than usual
- - problems with poo-ing or pee-ing
- - bad skin/fur
If you have any doubts about your pet’s health, please do not hesitate to call us to make an appointment with our VET!