New pet

Did you just adopt a new pet? Come to our veterinary clinic! In the first visit we will do a complete external examination, internal deworming and we will advise you on nutrition, education, hygiene and care that you should give your pet. We will also inform you of the importance of vaccination and the steps to follow to have a totally healthy pet.

Castration of dogs and cats

We recommend sterilization at 6 months of age.

According to the "American Journal of Veterinary Research", the longevity of a castrated animal increases by 24% (dogs) and 36% (cats) in males. In females it increases by 20% (dogs) and 40% (cats).

Benefits:

Females avoid risks of:

  • Appearance of mammary tumors

  • Piometras (infection in the uterus)

  • Pseudopregnancy (psychological pregnancy)

  • Ovarian cysts

  • Sexual behavior

  • Unwanted gestations

Males avoids the risk of:

  • Testicular tumors, hepatoid and perianal glands

  • Prostate problems, such as malignant tumors and cysts

  • Perianal hernias

  • Marking and bad behavior for sexual reasons

Frequently asked questions:

Will it get fat?
An animal that feeds improperly will get fat, operated or not, so in both cases we must take the same precaution in controlling your food and in facilitating you to do the proper physical exercise to be healthy.
Will the character change?
After the castration, only the behaviors linked to their hormones, marking and territoriality in the males will be modified.
Is it good for a female to breed at least once?
No. We are talking about hormonal and chemical processes, so if they are castrated they will not have any need to reproduce, and therefore they will not have psychological pregnancies or stress or seasonal anxiety.

Legislation:

In our clinic we will advise you to obtain the license of potentially dangerous animals.

Races of potentially dangerous dogs:
  • Pit Bull Terrier

  • Rottweiler

  • Dogo Argentino

  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  • American Staffordshire Terrier

  • Fila Brasileiro

  • Tosa Inu

  • Akira Inu

  • Doberman

Roles necessary to obtain the Potentially Hazardous Animal License:

TOWN HALL::

  • Request application for License for Potentially Hazardous Animals.

This paper will have to be presented at the veterinarian stamped by the town hall with an entry number, along with the original ID before putting the microchip.

VET:

  • Veterinary certificate of animal behavior

  • Passport

  • Microchip

  • Rabies Vaccine

Subsequently, the documents made by the veterinarian must be presented at the town hall together with the following documents:

  • COURTS: Penalty Certificate (sometimes it is not necessary to go to the courthouse because you can find out about the same municipality)

  • MEDICAL: Psychotechnical test for the possession of potentially dangerous animals

  • INSURANCE: Liability

Along with the previous papers, you must present your ID and a passport-sized photograph in the CITY COUNCIL to obtain the LICENSE OF POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ANIMALS.

Finally, present this "LICENSE OF POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ANIMALS" in the VETERINARY where the microchip was placed.


What is identification?

The identification of the animals initially arose as a need to justify ownership of the animals. Pets have been identified in different ways and for different reasons:

  • For Sanitary Control. Through: sanitary books (review and sheet).

  • For Census Control. By: badges, medals.

  • For Genealogical Control. Pedigrees. Inclusion in books of dog breeds.

  • Through Tattoos, nasograms ...

In this context, a new concept of animal identification arises, in which the important thing is that each animal is identified individually and reliably and permanently. For this to be the case, two basic requirements must be met:

  • Identification method

  • Database

The good functioning and coordination between both, guarantee a correct identification. In order for a pet to be definitively identified, the requirements that the method of identification used must meet are the following:

  • Simple, fast and indelible application

  • Inviolable, reliable, standardized and durable

Currently, there is only one method that meets the required conditions: the subcutaneous "microchip":

What is a "microchip"?

The microchip is an inert element and its implantation is totally innocuous. The implantation is performed by a sterile applicator, and being painless, does not require sedation of the animal. The transponder consists of electronic elements that contain information in the form of an alphanumeric code. These elements are covered by a biocompatible glass capsule that guarantees its innocuousness. The information stored in the microchip is accessed through a reader. The distribution of readers is very extensive since at present, not only maintain a broad structure of readers Autonomous Administrations in which identification is mandatory, but all veterinary clinics that perform identifications.

Is it obligatory to identify my dog or cat?

Yes, in Andalusia it is mandatory since the Law 11/2003, of November 24, on the Protection of Animals was published, which in its article 17.1 says: "Dogs and cats must be individually identified through a standard electronic identification system, implanted by a veterinarian, within a maximum period of three months from birth."

However, both the regulation of potentially dangerous dogs and the ordinances of numerous Andalusian municipalities already established this method of identification as mandatory in advance.

How and where is the "microchip"? It hurts?

The implantation is performed by a sterile applicator, and being painless, does not require sedation of the animal. It is done under the skin of the animal, specifically on the left side of the neck.

What is an animal identification record?

The codes of the animals identified integrate the different registers (Databases). To ensure the effectiveness of the identification it is necessary that the databases gather, as well as the methods of identification, basic conditions to guarantee a correct operation. The Database must be:

  • Unique and centralized

  • Quick, simple and permanent access.

  • Inviolable

  • Guaranteed Continuity

  • Control over Data

  • service vocation

In Andalusia the database that has registered pet animals is the RAIA (Andalusian Identification of Animal Identification), property of the Andalusian Council of Official Veterinary Associations, where the owner can verify the data of his pet by entering the microchip number and your ID

What do if I lose, give or my pet dies?

Being a permanent identification in case of loss, assignment or death of your pet, never notify the registry. The easiest way is to contact a Veterinary Center, where you can provide documentation for the change of owner, address or for deregistration in the Registry. In case of loss, you can contact the veterinarian, call the telephone number or email the RAIA Registry, or inform the local police or civil guard.