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Ministry warns of pet diseases
Luxembourg

Ministry warns of pet diseases

13.11.2013 From our online archive
Luxembourg residents buying a pet from abroad are urged to strictly adhere to certification and vaccination procedures after several cases of rabies have been detected in Europe.

(CS) Luxembourg residents buying a pet from abroad are urged to strictly adhere to certification and vaccination procedures after several cases of rabies have been detected in Europe.

In France, authorities diagnosed a kitten with rabies last week. The animal originally came from Morocco. Earlier, in October, two puppies in the Netherlands, introduced from Bulgaria, were also diagnosed with the disease.

The Ministry for Agriculture has therefore issued a reminder that all pets introduced to the Grand Duchy from abroad need to be checked by national authorities.

To avoid disappointment, the ministry also recommends buying pets from local breeders or to adopt a pet from an animal shelter.