Stop Mosquito is a natural spray lotion which keeps mosquitoes, flies, black flies, sandflies ... away from dogs, protects them from bites and therefore prevents the diseases associated with them.
Stop Mosquito lotion is applied by spraying all areas of the animal likely to be affected by mosquito bites, doing it against the grain and avoiding the eyes and muzzle.
CAUTION: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of the reach of children.
Info: Stop Mosquito is a natural lotion designed without alcohol, paraben, phthalate, phenoxy ethanol, dyes, trans fats, biodegradable, made with natural extracts.
What is canine leishmaniasis?
It is a serious disease of the dog, which is often fatal. The disease is spread from dog to dog by the bite of a tiny mosquito called a sandfly. The parasite causing the disease is a microscopic protozoan called leishmania (Leishmania infantum). There has been a vaccine against this disease since November 2011.
What are the signs of the disease?
The clinical signs taken individually are not specific to leishmaniasis. It is the combination of several of these factors that must make one think of the disease. The first sign is hair loss, especially around the eyes and on the muzzle. Then the dog loses weight although his appetite remains normal. Pressure sores appear on the head and limbs. In the later stages of the disease, the claws grow accelerated and abnormally. The prognosis is always the death of the animal in the more or less long term.
What should I do if I think my dog is Leishmanian?
Take the dog to your veterinarian who can perform various tests (blood test ..) to establish the diagnosis.
Can my dog be treated for leishmaniasis?
Yes, even if the treatment cannot prevent a possible subsequent relapse. The medicine is given by injections, which often have to be given daily for several weeks.
What is the cycle of the Parasite?
When a female sandfly bites a sick dog, she becomes infected. The parasite then multiplies in the mosquito's stomach. During the next bite the sand fly can transmit the disease to healthy dogs. The cycle can thus start again and contaminate the dogs step by step.
Is the disease transmissible to humans?
Yes, but the risk is low, and leishmaniasis is easily treated. It is especially in individuals with compromised immune systems that the disease is found.