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THE POISON TOAD IN YOUR GARDEN here in Andalucia

If you notice your dog foaming at the mouth after messing with a toad, immediately rinse it out with water. If the dog eats the toad, you should probably get it to a vet or animal hospital right away.

Update from May 2012 Dangerous Dogs

The Junta de Andalucia has added Bull terriers, Presa Canarios, Napolitan mastiffs and Boxers to the list. These breeds cannot be taken out in public without a lead and muzzle and must be registered at the town hall.

Dangerous Dogs

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General information about Leishmaniasis and Immunization protocol:

This disease mainly affects dogs, although occasionally cases have been reported in human and other animals, such as cats.
It’s caused by a parasite and transmitted by insects similar to mosquitoes (sand flies), as known as “The mosquito’s disease”. When a sand fly bites an infected dog, it acquires the illness and after a short latency period, it transmits the disease to all the animals that it bites, thus expanding the disease.
It’s important to know:

Processionary Caterpillars

Hairy, crawling "MONSTERS" The Processionary Caterpillar

It’s that time of year again; now the weather is beginning to warm up to warn pet owners of the dangers of the “candy floss” white nests that have appeared rapidly in the fir trees above our heads!!

This is the nest of the PROCESSIONARY CATERPILLAR and they arrive in their thousands!! – They are dangerous to humans too but because dogs & cats are inquisitive& like to nosey about on the ground sniffing out what’s new – that is when pets get themselves into trouble.