As May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, now is a good time to also go over some tips for keeping Lyme-carrying ticks off your dog. Here’s what you can do to treat your dog for ticks, when you should see a vet, and how to prevent tick bites in the future.
Ticks can spread Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and more! How should you check your dog for ticks? And what should you do if you find one? Here’s a guide to catching these bloodsuckers in the act and what to do if they bite your dog.
Lyme disease in dogs is a bacterial illness that is carried and spread by ticks and results in symptoms such as high fever, lameness, and swollen joints. Sometimes it can be more serious and cause kidney damage, heart disease, or central nervous system issues.
Tick populations and instances of tick-borne illnesses are on the rise. It’s important that you know how to keep your dog safe from ticks and their bites by learning what to watch out for where you live, how to avoid ticks, and what to do if you find a tick on your dog.
The CDC predicts that the 2017 tick season will be one of the worst we’ve had in many years. This is especially important for us as dog owners.
As the human debate rages on over vaccines, a startling number of pets are also going unvaccinated, leading to animals being vulnerable to fatal diseases.
It’s the end of summer: Beware of Lyme Disease, which is spread by the black-legged tick that lives in forests or grassy, wooded, marshy areas near rivers, lakes, or oceans.