Sunday, May 22, 2016

Ticks and Lyme Disease in Ontario

The Ontario Animal Health Network – Companion Animal published an infographic on Ticks and Lyme Disease in Ontario: What’s The Real Risk?

Not all places have the same tick infestation. We've been quite lucky so far and find only the odd one. But ticks are becoming a bigger and bigger problem all the time.

Does finding a tick on your dog automatically mean they will get Lyme disease?

We have one of the ticks Jasmine contracted tested and the tick was indeed positive. Jasmine, however, never got the disease.

When it comes to Lyme disease, several things matter. The type of tick, whether or not the tick is actually a carrier and how long the tick remained attached. Anywhere over 48 hours from attachment constitutes a significant risk.

Source article:
Lyme Disease and Dogs Infographic

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