cFrance has a very diverse and astonishingly beautiful fauna, there are two large areas of this country whose fauna is different and this is mainly due to the different climates and services that are presented, according to the research that determines that animal diseases spread due to the climate change. That´s why the veterinarian control for our pet in France is very important.
What does Veterinary control mean?
It is the procedure that helps to prevent or detect any possible infestation of fleas, parasites, allergies or other diseases in the body, acquired by different scenarios.
Why is veterinary control important in France?
The animals are kept in contact with us, so we can acquire diseases, through direct contact of the sick animal, as is the case of fleas that adapt to live on the animal’s skin, carpets, hair, etc. These can be detected when the pet begins to scratch constantly, this can be visible to the human eye, and therefore it is important that you go with your pet to the veterinarian to prevent the spread of diseases that can be chronic, progressive and painful, in the same way that it could affect any disease to you.
By maintaining control, the veterinarian have a sequence of the animal’s problem and provide adequate treatment for fleas, parasites, weight, febrile disorders, slow pulse, sweating, abundant excretion of modified urine, diarrhea. Therefore, the veterinarian will recommend the type of vaccine or shampoo you should use to avoid damaging your pet’s hair and skin, at the same time veterinarians will inform you how often it is advisable to cut the hair of your pet, the type of food you should provide them and how you must carry out their medication, etc., in case the pet needs it, depending on the condition that affects it, the veterinarian with his extensive knowledge commits to provide the necessary recommendations, in some cases a procedure will be carried out such as a surgery to improve the health status of the animal.
Performing routine checks with the veterinarian can find us in situations where death is not instantaneous, is preceded by a longer or shorter time of phenomena that announce the next cessation of life, this is the agony: it is explained, why death does not occur in all parts at once, but certain parts of the organism have stopped functioning, while others continue to perform more or less their functions. The main manifestations of the agony are: laxity of the muscles of the face, collapse of the eyes in the orbit, loss of vital turgor, etc.
There are breeds of animals that with the mere fact of belonging to that breed bring the predisposition for the development of certain diseases. In general, the tendency to nervous affections is more present in the noble races, than in the common races.
Why should I take my pet to the veterinarian in France?
Some pets may suffer, respectively, feline allergic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis such as cats and dogs, these diseases are the most common allergic reactions in pets, the seventy percent of the owners of animals in France do not know of the diseases that their pets can suffer, cannot identify the most common signs of these, such as allergy, skin irritation, conjunctivitis, recurrent ear infection, increased scratching, weight loss, excess licking, overweight, etc. It is very important to ensure the improvement and the quality of life that of our animals and prolongs their longevity, for this reason, having no knowledge of how to do it; we must visit the specialist and train with the information provided. Therefore, there is veterinary control in France, in order to improve the quality of life of our pets.
Why should I take care of my pets?
The French law of the year 1804 expressed: “pets are” movable property “, that is, they have the same rights as an armchair or bookcase”, incredible as it may seem, this retrograde law is common in other countries of the world, therefore, it was necessary to exterminate it forever, in order to give more protection to these living beings that can move, think and feel.
As a result of this law, the animal protection society “Thirty million friends”, led by Reha Hutin, initiated a petition to end the law because it was ridiculous to see animals as mere objects. “Animals suffer, have emotions and feelings, and this request is about turning animals into living beings with rights and at the same time protecting them against certain forms of cruelty,” said the philosopher and former Minister of Education, Luc Ferry, who was surprised for the initiative and signed the petition, campaigns were carried out for a long time. The petition received more than 700,000 signatures and, finally, the national assembly approved the bill to guarantee the rights of animals as living beings, this law was passed in the Senate. However, everything seems to indicate that pets will have a much better future in France, and even in the rest of the world, to be imitated. Animals are born to enjoy recreation like us and it is not fair that, by the decision of the selfish, are abused, humiliated and subjected to all kinds of suffering, the care of them lies in the respect of their place of permanence to their forms of sustenance. We must have the commitment to preserve them, as for the domestic, we must provide love, food and a nice place, is the commitment that every person should have. A 45% of the population of France goes to the veterinarian to receive a recommendation about the diseases that affects their pets.
How much does it cost to take my pet for a review with the veterinarian in France?
The price of a veterinary consultation may vary depending on several factors such as; The city in which the veterinary clinic is located, the type of clinic we go to, the reputation of the professional, the tests or the equipment necessary to be used in the consultation, without any specific test, can range between € 25 and € 50 (depending on the factors mentioned above). However, it is possible to find veterinarians who offer the prices of specific treatments, for example, a full price during their first year of life, including all animal vaccines, which will depend on the services provided by the clinic of their choice. Regardless of the price, the consultations at the veterinarian are a fixed expense that, as a pet owner, will have to face, therefore, if we are not trained to care for a pet; then we should not acquire one.
Some of the common animals that need control with the veterinarian in France
Such us, horses, cows, canary, pig, hen, rooster, parrot, duck, pigeon, squirrel, goat, snake, tortoise, zebra, elephant, eagle, ostrich, owl, cockatoo, heron, etc.
Types of diseases found in veterinary controls, according to the type of animal in France
Horses: Respiratory problems, immobility, eye conditions, equine colic, tetanus.
Mare: Coital rash.
Cats: Parvovirus, feline conjunctivitis and glaucoma.
Cows: Leptospirosis, tuberculosis, foot-and-mouth disease, anthrax, malignant edema, ectoparasites, etc.
Sheep: Skin disease.
Turtles: respiratory infections, diarrhea and constipation, eye problems, pyramid.
Dogs: Parvovirus, distemper, osteoarthritis, urinary problems, digestive problems, otitis, skin problems (scabies).
Bird: Infectious bronchitis, avian cholera and avian influenza.
What types of surgeries are performed during a veterinary control in France?
General surgery: Sterilizations.
Digestive Surgery: Intestinal volvulus, gastropexy, biopsies, enterectomy.
Urinary Surgery: Nephropathy and Urethrostomy.
Oncological Surgery: Tumors of spleen, liver, skin, mammary tumors.
Traumatological Surgery: Broken cruciate ligaments, kneecap dislocation, fracture, elbow dysplasia, hip dislocation.
Dental Surgery: Dental cleaning, dental excretions, rodent filings.
Obstetric surgery: Cesarean section.
Ocular Surgery: Corneal ulcers, conjunctival flaps.
Neurosurgery: Herniated discs and neuromuscular problems
How to know if my pet is sick through a veterinarian control in France?
If your pet often tries to strain and has watery eyes, there is some opacity or irritation in the lens or cornea, or if it hits a lot against objects, these may be early signs of eye disease allow the animal to stick its head out the window of the car while driving, exposing the eye to dust and fragments in the air. If you notice that the following symptoms are irregular, you should go to the veterinarian, you should not administer any medication if you do not know the disease.
Common symptoms in our pets that indicate that we should take them to the veterinarian for control in France
Horses: Sweating, nervousness, uncontrolled movements or hitting the flanks with hind legs, rolling on itself, dehydration,
Rabbits: Lethargy or cavities, tearing or grinding of the teeth, decreased appetite, smaller stools or absence of them, spotted area of the anus, abnormal increase in water consumption, diarrhea, runny nose, stench, sneezing or tearing, tilt of the head, teeth misaligned or with abnormal growth, blood in the bottom of the cage, urine or feces.
Cats: intense fever, severe vomiting, diarrhea and hypothermia, scratching the eye frequently, the appearance of large, bald patches spread over the coat.
Cows: Lamidity, loss of appetite, mood swings, lack of walking, diarrhea with blood, diarrhea, weakness, slightly lumbar spine.
Birds: nasal mucus and gasping of the trachea, infectious bronchitis, loss of appetite, breathing with the mouth open, dirty and deaf plumage, tail movement, changes in behavior.
Snake: if it lies indifferent around the ground, when the characteristic tremor of its tongue has ceased, the epithelium inside the mouth cavity becomes discolored, white lumps and small yellow swellings appear on the upper part of the inside of the mouth and in the mouth or face. As the disease progresses, these abnormalities spread to the airways, the gums break in areas and the teeth fall out.
Turtles: Swelling in the eyes, coughing or sneezing, changes in appetite, changes in behavior, spots or anomalies in the carapace, diarrhea, breathing with the mouth open, mucus and nasal secretions, weakness and lethargy.
How to know if my pet has the ideal weight?
There are indications of the optimal weights of the different species and breeds of pets, which vary from those of the people, depending on their age, sex, race, etc. You can see the silhouette of the animal and the following aspects: to feel the ribs and count them, the waist: behind the ribs, the stomach: it must be firm and flat. When there is overweight, the stomach becomes firm and appears distended and with accumulations of fat and it is difficult to feel the waist and ribs.
Veterinarian´s recommendations to keep the ideal weight on our pets in France.
Veterinarians in France always recommend avoiding homemade food because they only provide unnecessary calories and fill the mouth of your pet with tartar, the veterinarian recommends buying foods from known brands of medium-high range that pass their strict quality controls and ensure the growth, development and adequate maintenance of animals, when they are overweight or, obesity has already appeared, “weight reduction programs” are applied, based on the following parameters:
- Feeding: through commercial diets that ensure a correct gradual reduction of weight until reaching the ideal weight. Your veterinarian will guide you through the most appropriate diet without having to reduce the ration (it produces anxiety in the animals), reduces the daily amount of calories ingested during the process of weight loss and the maintenance diet to avoid recovering it.
- Exercise: fundamental for weight reduction, consisting of longer walks or a higher level of activity of the animal (with games, etc.),
- Veterinary control: to determine the amount and estimated time for healthy weight loss. It should be done every 15-20 days at the beginning of the program, every month, month and a half, once the weight loss is maintained. The control of weight loss by your veterinarian is very important in any weight loss plan. The time needed to reach the goal of adequate weight is usually 10 to 12 months.
In France veterinarians recommend to maintain a routine control to keep a good health and avoid incurable diseases in the future on our pets; we must follow the recommendations of the veterinarian, as this will ensure that our pet stays healthy and gives us their company for a long time.