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Purchase or adoption

When we decide to adopt an animal we need to make a well thought-out choice: we can't choose an animal because we like it only for its appearance, and we have to consider that an animal is a living being which we can’t get rid of at the first sign of difficulty.
Before adopting a pet, we have to think about the expenses that we will meet for its nourishment, health and well-being.

If we choose a dog, we shall keep in mind that it needs space and time: for a large and lively dog it is better a house with garden, while a senior dog maybe does not like the liveliness of children. Before choosing the type of dog, we must be aware of our and its needs, so that we can choose the best dog for us. It is also necessary that the whole family agree with this choice and is aware that the dog will have to follow the family on vacation and that he needs to be taken on daily walks and to socialize with other dogs and with people, also when weather conditions are adverse.

If we decide to adopt a cat, we must be aware that each cat has its own character: there are very quiet cats that spend their day snoozing and playful cats that can climb on curtains or scratch their claws on the couch to vent their exuberance.

Before adopting an animal, we shall verify that no member of the family suffers from allergies: unfortunately, this is one of the most frequently adduced reasons when abandoning an animal.

Vaccination

When it arrives home, the new puppy may have already received the first vaccination. If it is aged between seven and eight weeks, it is not yet fully protected against many diseases and therefore must be brought to the veterinarian to finish the vaccination protocol. Moreover, it is important that it is vaccinated regularly during its life.
The vet will adopt the vaccination program that is most suited to the environment and lifestyle of each animal. Some vaccines can be given simultaneously in the same syringe, others must be administered in different locations, within the same session.
The immunizations of dogs are recorded on a special booklet containing the details of each vaccine and the date of administration. It is signed by the veterinarian and is a permanent record, necessary to show the history of vaccinations of the dog when it is brought to kennels or travels with its adoptive family.
The main infectious diseases against which dogs are vaccinated are parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis and laryngotracheitis (kennel cough). All are highly contagious and difficult to treat. The rabies vaccination is compulsory only in some special conditions and to bring the animal abroad, but it can also be recommended by your veterinarian.

Vets in Trezzo

Doctor Franco Colnago
via Cimitero 20
Phone: +39 02909939644

Missing pets

If your dog is missing, we recommend that you follow these tips:

  • call the police station of Trezzo (telephone: 800121910) to report the loss, by communicating the number of the microchip or tag and a description of the dog;
  • contact the kennels of your area and provide a description and some pictures of your dog;
  • post some flyers in the area of loss, in high-volume locations such as vet’s offices, shops and animal organizations. In addition, there are several websites where you can spread the word for lost and found pets.

Recovery of lost pets

If you find a dog, you should try to keep it to prevent its escape and contact the Local Police station or the Carabinieri.
If you find an animal near the railway tracks, you should also inform the Railway Police.
If you find it on an highway, on main or provincial roads, you should contact the Traffic Police.
The police is obliged to request the intervention of the dogcatchers (available 24 hours a day, even on holidays) for the recovery of the animal. The dog will be then brought to the kennels.

Death

When a pet dies, the owners must deal with its cremation. First of all, they shall ask the veterinarian for a health certificate stating that the cause of death is not due to infectious diseases, then, the animal must be brought to an authorized incinerator.
It is possible to choose whether to personally carry the animal or to request the transport service for a fee.
The communication of death should also be reported to the canine registry within 15 days.
Servizio della Sanità animale, ASL MI2, Person in charge: Giuseppe Gelsomino, Melzo - Via Mantova 10, tel. +39 02/92654865/66/67, fax 02/92654864. Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 12am, on Wednesday from 2.30pm to 4pm.