1. Deworming

The first deworming of a pet (dog or cat) should be done on the 30-32nd day of life, as they are often infected transplacentally from their mothers or through the mother’s milk. Therefore, do not be fooled by the fact that the puppy or kitten has not been outside and has nowhere to get infected. Let’s not forget that during their development, most parasites migrate, and this means that one deworming will not be enough.

Therefore, we offer double or triple deworming every 7 days on an empty stomach after precise weighing, examination and scheduling of subsequent vaccinations according to the breed and origin of your pet.

Antiparasitic drugs can be of different forms, for different weights, with different composition and different quality. In most cases, the maxim that price determines quality is justified.

The most correct deworming is monthly, and this is especially important for hunting dogs, which are at constant risk of infection during the active season.

Part of the routine preventive examination before vaccination is a coproscopic examination, which allows microscopic detection of the presence or absence of parasite eggs, their type and degree of infection. Examining your pet’s feces does not mean that the animal is not infected – in many cases, the adult forms are firmly attached to the intestines, and some are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Therefore, we recommend at least one microscopic examination per year to determine the presence of infection and its severity.

Our pet is also attacked by external parasites – fleas, lice, ticks, mosquitoes, ear mites… In addition to the damage they cause by parasitizing, all of them can be carriers of diseases that are dangerous to its life.

Antiparasitic drugs also have different composition, different quality, duration of action and efficacy. We recommend that you treat your pet for external parasites every month when using spot-on forms, as their efficacy is no more than a month.

If you choose an antiparasitic collar, its action can last from 1 to 8 months depending on its quality.

Protecting your pet from parasites ensures not only its health and comfort, but also the health and peace of mind of the entire family and home.

2. Vaccinations

It is a rule of Vetconsult Clinic to have a mandatory double deworming before starting the vaccination cycle.

In dogs:

The vaccinations we recommend and perform are in accordance with the requirements and recommendations of the vaccine manufacturers, taking into account the specific breed requirements and Bulgarian legislation. Vaccination against rabies is mandatory in our country, and all other vaccines are optional, but they aim to prevent extremely dangerous and often fatal viral infections.

Puppies and kittens are born with immunity from their mothers, but often it is not enough to fight off serious viral infections. Treatment is often unsuccessful in such fragile patients with weak immune systems.

One of the mistakes made by owners is taking their dog outside to get used to hygiene or play with other dogs without the necessary immunity and vaccinations. Infection with viruses can occur in seconds through contact with an infected environment or a new friend. The importance of full quarantine before and during vaccinations should not be underestimated – it can cost the life of a puppy or kitten.

After the first year and a completed vaccination cycle, revaccination is done once a year to maintain vaccine immunity.

The recommendation of the vaccine manufacturers is triple vaccination according to the following schedule: 6th, 8-9th and 12th week of the puppy’s life in order to build a stable immune status.

If your dog is a rottweiler or doberman, you will need to revaccinate against parvovirus between the 20th and 22nd week due to a compromised immune system against the disease.

Important information for hunting dog owners is the need for annual double vaccination against leptospirosis, due to the constant contact of dogs with wet and swampy environments, which are favorable for the development and spread of leptospira.

We offer vaccines from reputable companies against the following viral diseases in dogs: Parvovirus, Distemper, Infectious Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis, Kennel Cough and Rabies.

In cats:

Two vaccinations at two and three months of age are required before your kitten reaches one year of age.

Vaccination in cats is against Calicivirus infection, Rhinotracheitis, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia infection, Feline leukemia and Rabies. Vaccinations done on time according to the schedule guarantee immunity and safety for the health of your pets.

Revaccination in cats should be done once a year for life.