Our procedures are very dog-centred so we don´t have a fixed protocol. These are the basic things that we always do for every dog but not necessarily in this order. Each stage, of course, has a cost!
VET HEALTH CHECK AND DE-PARASITISATION
(worming and flea and tick protection and prevention)
especially for Mediterranean diseases and Leishmaniosis, and any medical treatment that follows. Blood tests for leish may not be done for a puppy as they are not reliable due to the mother´s antibodies.
Two cocktail vaccinations against the main dog diseases.
Rabies vaccination and micro-chip. It is illegal for any vet to chip a dog without vaccinating it against rabies.
Spaying / castration of the dog.
for international travel a dog needs a passport which has to be completed and checked by an official government vet before the dog can travel.
Puppies cannot be homed internationally until they are at least 4 months old and suitably vaccinated with passport.
THIS ALL ADDS UP TO A SIGNIFICANT COST PER DOG AND IS WHY WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR FUNDS AND FUND-RAISERS!