Is your pet at risk for any of the following:
D) All of the above
Answer : D – All of the above (and they ALL can be tough to spot!)
Schedule your pet’s annual checkup today to be sure your pet is healthy!
TICKS!!!! They’re Back!!!
Time to think about getting your dog tested and vaccinated against lyme disease. It’s important to test for Lyme disease now, to make sure we catch lyme postive dogs before they are clinically ill!
April is Lyme awareness month here at the Carleton Vet Services and Lanark Vet Clinic. Last year there were 100’s of positive cases of Lyme disease in the area. A statistic released by IDEXX for this area shows that every 3 in 10 dogs will test positive for LYME disease. LYME disease can be prevented by vaccinating, using monthly topical preventatives, diligently checking your pets after they come in from the outdoors.
A small blood sample in spring & fall will ensure your pet has not come in contact with a positive tick and preventatives can begin. If your pet does test positive, meaning they have come in contact with a positive tick we would begin a course of antibiotics that would be given for approx one month further bloodwork may be required. Lyme disease can cause stiff, swollen joints, Flu like symptoms and worst case scenario Kidney disease.
Lyme disease can be prevented with due diligence.
April 3rd, Good Friday
Monday May 18th, Victoria Day
Wed July 1st, Canada Day.
Carleton Veterinary Services
Mon/Wed/Fri: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tues/Thurs: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lanark Veterinary Clinic
Mon to Fri: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Risk, Prevention, and Treatment The following is an excerpt from a Bayer Conference Report titled: Ticks and tick-borne diseases: risk, prevention, and treatment Ticks are both tenacious and pervasive – one female brown dog tick produces up to 4,000 eggs leading to thousands of tick larvae. Ticks can survive outdoors in wintery weather, though activity […]
Heartworm is a potentially fatal disease that is spread by mosquitoes. How do dogs get heartworm? Heartworm is passed from dog to dog by mosquitoes during the spring, summer and fall. It starts when a mosquito bites an infected animal that is carrying microscopic heartworm larvae, called microfilariae, in its blood. The mosquito takes in […]
It’s that time of year again when New Year’s resolutions are made, gym memberships sky rocket and belts may be a little tight from all that holiday entertaining and merriment. As we look for healthier eating options for our family, don’t forget to think about healthy options for the pet in the family. Obesity is […]