Charlie

Charlie

Animalcouriers collected this cute bundle of fluff from Granada in Spain. He’s moving to the UK with his family. A much-loved dog, he adores walks, and cuddles and kisses too — both giving and receiving.

Charlie had a brother who sadly died from leishmaniasis, a very unkind blood infection transmitted by mosquitos that’s prevalent in Spain. Charlie’s family couldn’t face losing another dog to the disease, which is why they’re moving back to the UK with Charlie.

We know Charlie’s family would wish all dog owners in Spain and elsewhere in southern and mediterranean Europe to be aware of the problem. To help protect your dog from leishmaniasis, keep him or her inside during the times of day when mosquitos are about, and make sure they wear a special collar (that protects against ticks as well) that’s available from your vet.

Charlie who simply wouldn't stay still for his photo!

By | 2016-10-17T11:04:49+00:00 Thursday, May 19, 2011|animal transportation, latest news, on the road, pet travel by road|0 Comments

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  1. Lisa June 1, 2011 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Just a note on this as I know Charlie and his family. I have lived in this area of Spain for almost 8 years and have always had a dog here. There is a tablet available which my dog takes once a month during the summer months (it isn’t necessary in the winter as this area is too high for mosquitoes but IS necessary if you go near water or on the coast)! The tablet isn’t cheap but well worth it as even the collar against ticks isn’t as effective against heartworm and the sandlfy mosquito.

  2. animalcouriers June 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Hi Lisa
    Thanks very much for this information. We knew there was a yearly inoculation against leishmaniasis (even that isn’t 100% effective) but didn’t know about the pills. Can you tell us what they’re called? We’d love to be able to pass this information on to our clients.
    All the best
    Animalcouriers

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