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Companion Animals

Health Issues

Just like we do, our pets can suffer from illness, disease and other health issues and require proper care from the veterinarian and the pet owner. Whenever possible, prevention is always better than cure and this should go hand-in-hand with a healthy lifestyle and appropriate nourishment.

Below are links to useful information on some of the more commonly occurring diseases and health issues amongst pets.  

Preventing and curing disease

Preventing and curing disease in animals means protecting both animals’ and people’s health. Prevention programmes, including vaccination, protect pets from a number of diseases, and in turn protect people too. One such example is rabies, which has been eradicated in a number of European countries through effective vaccination programmes. 

Preventative use of medicines has a direct positive effect on diseases in:

  • Dogs: rabies, distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirosis
  • Cats: panleucopenia, chlamydiosis, cat flu and feline leukaemia
  • Rabbits: myxomatosis and haemorragic enteritis. 

despite the success of preventative measures, animals still get sick and need to be treated.


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