Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in dogs is a disease caused by the parasitic bacteria Rickettsia rickettsi that is transmitted through the saliva and blood of ticks. Some dogs show no symptoms, but it can cause life-threatening illness to canines. Here’s what you should know.
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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.
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.