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Ticked About Ticks

May 6, 2019

Why Are we Ticked?

What diseases?

  1. Lyme Disease (It’s preventable)

    • Major organ failure
    • Arthritis-shifting leg lameness
    • Ask us about the Lyme Vaccine at your next appointment
  2. Ehrlichia

    • Fever, weight loss, neurologic, anemia, swollen limbs, lameness
  3. Anaplasmosis

    • Lameness, joint pain, fever, lethargy, anorexia
  4. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Even though there’s no mountains in Illinois)

    • Poor appetite, muscle/joint pain, fever, vomiting, diarrhea
  5. Tick paralysis

    • Progressive paralysis, improves after removal of tick

 

Tick diseases can be great pretenders.  Their symptoms are often vague, intermittent, and can occur months after infection.  Tick prevention and a yearly heartworm tests with a tick panel are the best way to protect your beloved pets from suffering.

Free Tick test with a purchase of a year of Tick Prevention!!!

Preventions:

 

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