Spring is upon us and so are the bugs! Part II: Ticks

TICKS

Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that can attach to dogs, cats and humans, and transmit deadly diseases. Adult ticks hang out in grasses and bushes and wait for an animal to pass by so they can attach and feed.

Ticks can carry and transmit diseases such as Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis and Erlichiosis which can lead to long term complications and even death in severe cases.

These diseases can be prevented by using a monthly preventative on your pet.

Click on the following links for more information:

General Information:

Lyme Disease:

Tick Product Comparison:

There are many safe and efficacious products available that prevent tick-borne diseases if used appropriately.

Here is a list of the products that are carried at our hospital:

  • Frontline (cats and dogs)
  • Certifect (dogs)
  • Vectra (dogs)
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