When bringing in a dog from the UK, what are some changes in climate to consider and how can I help my dog settle in?

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Ask the Vet: 如果我從英國帶狗來的話,在氣候的轉變上有甚麼需要留意?以及,我能怎樣讓牠適應新環境?When bringing in a dog from the UK, what are some changes in climate to consider and how can I help my dog settle in?

Q&A with Dr Pauline Taylor, BVM&S MACVSc

從英國把狗帶到香港,這種比較涼快,濕度較低的氣候在香港較冷的時候十分常見。將你的狗留在20至24度的環境中,並帶你已經注射過疫苗的狗在較涼爽的清晨和黃昏時分散步,並做好對於寄生蟲的預防措施。香港有不少在英國較少見,甚至沒有的致命寄生蟲和疾病,特別是當你的狗沒有在本地成長的自然免疫力時,更需多加留意。

DR. PAULINE SAYSBringing a dog into HK from the UK, a much cooler less humid climate, is preferablydone at the cooler times of the HK year. Keep your dog in environmental temperatures between 20-24C & walk your newly imported & appropriately vaccinated dog at cooler times-dusk or dawn ensuring you have preventative parasite controls in place. HK has a variety of parasites & diseases not common or unknown in the UK that can kill dogs especially those imports with no natural local immunity in place.



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