How to protect your dog against Leishmania

Nobody can know in advance whether your dog will succumb to the life-threatening disease caused by the Leishmania parasite or not- it´s really a bit of a lottery, so don´t leave it to chance!

Leishmania is endemic here in Mallorca and there is no prevention that is 100% effective on its own. We need to protect our pets both EXTERNALLY by preventing the Phlebotome fly bite transmission, as well as INTERNALLY in case they do get bitten by an infected sandfly. Internal prevention involves ensuring that the animal´s own immune system deals with the parasite correctly and eliminates it from the body. Here´s a simplified summary to help get to grips with this complicated subject…………

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