The Clinic Eurovet advised you that Leishmaniasis is a serious disease in dogs. It is caused by a blood parasite that is transmitted by the bite of a female mosquito of the genus Phlebotomus. This mosquito lives in the Mediterranean area. The most critical periods are the months from March to October, and among them at the end of afternoon and early in the morning are the maximum exposure. The highest risk group is the group of dogs living outdoors and sleeping outside.