Lyme disease & Other animal and human Infectious disease Tick-offs
Lyme Borreliosis in Dogs and Cats
In March 2018, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine finalized a consensus statement on Lyme disease with guidelines on diagnosis, therapy and prevention. Multiple helpful tables and references are located within this document to assist veterinarians and pet-owners with decision-making.
Wondering how to remove a tick from your dog?
Here is a step by step from the Humane Society of the United States on how to remove ticks from your dog.
Curious about how ticks feed on pets and people?
This link will take you to an up close play by play of a tick feeding.
Leptospirosis, Coming to a puddle near you?
This link will take you to a webinar that provides information on leptospirosis- the disease in dogs, where the risk regions are, and prevention strategies for pet-owners and veterinarians.
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that occurs in dogs and people. Disease (typically kidney or liver damage) can occur after infection with one of various strains of the bacteria, Leptospira interrogans.
In recent years there has been an increase in the number of dogs in North America that become very sick and are diagnosed with leptospirosis. In Canada, this disease emergence has been associated with outbreaks of canine illness in Ontario and Nova Scotia.