Important Information Regarding Ticks
TICKS and the DISEASES they carry.
Ticks and the diseases they carry are found all over Canada & the USA.
All dogs and their owners could be at risk of infections, such as Lyme Disease.
Most Tick-borne diseases show few or no symptoms.
A prevention plan can help keep you and your dog safe.
Based upon the above, all owners should discuss the current situation regarding Ticks with their veterinarian and/or family doctor in order to understand the risks and to prevent possible infection.
1. LYME DISEASE (can lead to lameness, kidney failure & death).
2. ANAPLASMOSIS (can lead to lameness and/or bleeding disorders) .
3. EHRLICHIOSIS (can result in joint pain & lameness; may affect production of blood cells.
Lyme: Is carried by the Deer Tick and or the Western Black-Legged Tick.
Anaplasmosis: Is carried by the Deer Tick and Brown Dog Tick.
Ehrlinchiosis: Is carried by the Brown Dog Tick and the Lone Star Tick.
If you or your dog display any of the following symptoms you must see your family doctor and/or veterinarian at once.
Lameness, reluctance to move or exercise.
Swollen and/or painful joints (dogs will whimper when touched).
Lack of energy and/or depression.
Loss of appetite and/or weight.
Runny nose and eyes.
A mild persistent cough.
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