Here are some tips for protecting you and your pets during tick season.

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  • Ticks can transmit diseases like Lyme disease, Ehrlihcia, Anaplasmosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Some of these can affect both pets AND humans!

  • One female tick can lay approximately 5,000 eggs! A tick preventative is an excellent way to protect your pets.

  • Warm weather is here! If you’ve taken a break from tick preventives, it’s time to start again.

  • Loss of appetite, lameness and/or lethargy can be signs of tick-borne diseases. Some pets will not show symptoms of Lyme disease or other tick-borne infections. A simple blood test performed by your veterinarian can be a more accurate way to know if your pet is sick.

  • Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics and sometimes other drugs. The bacteria can remain in the body long-term and create flare-ups. Vaccination and prevention are the best ways to avoid the disease.

  • If left untreated, Lyme disease can cause permanent kidney, neurologic, and cardiac disease. Be sure you speak with your veterinarian about preventing these illnesses..

Contact your veterinarian with any questions about protecting your pets from ticks all year round.