Actually, they're already here!! With our most recent positive diagnosis of Lyme Disease (that brings us to 4!) we thought it would be a good idea to go over the disease and how we can prevent it.
A quick blood test can diagnose Lyme Disease, but treatment can go on for months and often requires multiple tests.
There is also a vaccine for Lyme Disease that is very effective available for dogs. Because cats don’t actually get sick if they are infected with Lyme bacteria (lucky!), there isn’t a vaccine available for them. That being said, its still important to have them on a tick prevention product so they don’t bring ticks into your home where they can bite you!
If you have any questions about ticks/Lyme Disease and your pets, please contact your veterinarian.
Dr. Juanita Ashton, BSc, DVM, ACDBC-IAABC is a certified Canine Behavioural Consultant, and one of the owners of the Elmsdale Animal Hospital