Lyme Disease

By June 4, 2015Pet Talk

In Northern Michigan, deer ticks are the main type of ticks that are able to transmit Lyme disease.  These little critters are very tiny and can not easily be seen by the naked eye. If you find a tick, bring it in to us and we can help to identify what type of tick it is.

In order to transmit Lyme disease, the tick needs to be attached to your pet for at least 48 hours.  Clinical signs of Lyme disease include lethargy, limping, joint pain, lymph node enlargement and fever that comes and goes with time.  There is no cure for Lyme disease, however we do have very effective preventives that can protect your pets. Call us today to find out more or check out our next post!

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