Yes, the ticks are out and about and looking for a meal- If you haven’t started your flea and tick preventative yet, now is the time.
Ticks carry many diseases- we are discovering more and more as we continue to study them. Currently, there are 3 tick borne diseases that we commonly test for in our region: Lyme Disease, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasmosis. Pets with infections may not show any signs or symptoms, but many infected pets may experience fatigue, fever, muscle aches and/or lameness.
Learn more about tick-borne diseases on the National Institutes of Health Website http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/tickborne/Pages/default.aspx
These diseases are nasty- protect your pets from the creepy crawlers with a quality, veterinary approved preventative. Beware of imposter flea & tick products- unfortunately, a lot of people make profits by selling “fake” products online at a steeply discounted rate. By purchasing your preventatives from a veterinarian, you are ensuring that the products are made with the ingredients listed and have been stored appropriately to maintain effectiveness in protecting your pet.
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