Blog: Pet Parasite Prevention
We Aren’t Just Rescuing Dogs
In recent years, people have been rescuing more and more dogs from overseas, or countries south of us. A lot of the dogs are displaced from their homes during natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, or the flooding in Texas.
Ehrlichia and Anaplasma, Oh My!
Ehrlichia and Anaplasma can be a mouthful to try and pronounce, but it is something that we might start hearing more of in the coming years. As ticks start spreading throughout Ontario, we are beginning to see more uncommon diseases become more common.
Bullseye or Black Fly?
Tis the season for black flies and ticks! This time of year, we get a lot of calls from concerned owners who think that their dog has a bullseye mark from a tick bite.
What is it? Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete. How is it spread? The main carrier is the Ixodes scapularis tick, aka the deer tick. What are the clinical signs of Lyme disease? 95% of dogs are asymptomatic. In the acute form, dogs can have a transient fever,...