Medical care

Our animals are to be healthy all around and in good physical condition. Therefore we take a daily look on them, to see if they are fine and specialists come around in regular intervals.      

 Here you can read more about our different methods.

Daily care

  • Daily control of all animals concerning their health condition by a trainer
  • Ill animals get their daily drugs by the trainers

Weekly routine

Our veterinarian Mrs. Dr. Mathilde Buchmayer comes once a week to us and trains together with one of our trainers the usual commands with all or the wolves and the dogs.

This has several positive affects on 

  • Socialisation of the animals with the veterinarian
  • control iof their health conditions and
  • treatment on site in case of acute injuries

Vaccinations

As dog puppies in private keeping our wolves/dogs are  year in the early age and then once a year against

    • rabies
    • parvovirosis
    • kennel cough
    • hepatitis
    • leptospirosis and
    • distemper

Our animals are protected against parasites as ticks and fleas by Spot–ons. Furthermore they get an anthelmintic therapy every three months.This keeps the animals healthy and protects the humans from zoonotic diseases as well.

Precaution

Due to the high risk of life-threatening parasites and viral diseases our animals are not fed with meat of wild boars or domestic pigs.

Every three months we examine stool samples to look whether the animals are healthy or show sings of parasites.

Seasonal brushing of the animals during the time of coat changing helps to avoid so-called Hot spots“: spots, where the animals loose their fur and then fungal or bacterial infections can develop; wolves are liable to this especially in summer.

Operations

Plannable or routinely executed operations in most cases take place here at the WSC. Seldom, but yet sometimes a wolf swallows an indigestible foreign body or the fertility of a male (wolf/dog) has to be stopped.

E.g. for the vasectomy of our males (wolf/dog) specialist come directly to us. We are equipped for these cases. The animals stay in their familiar surroundings and thus we can avoid unnecessary stress.

If it has to be spontaneous and quick there is our always supportive veterinarian in the neighbour village. Concerning a more complicates operations our colleagues at the Veterinary University of Vienna are present for us.


After an animal underwent surgery, it can wake up undisturbed: separated from the other members of the pack in an extra-enclosure.

In case it is necessary the animal attendents or others stay the whole night with the animal. Thus it gets the needed social support when awaking and feeling not well to cope with its condition easier.