Ticks are almost here!

By April 10, 2016Clinic news

When testing your pet’s blood for heartworm, using the Idexx Snap 4DX we also test for 5 tick borne diseases including Lyme disease, 2 types of Anaplasma and 2 types of Ehrlichia.

These diseases can cause a variety of clinical signs including fever, arthritis, kidney failure, anemia and bleeding disorders. The scary thing about these is that they are zoonotic which means they can also cause disease in humans. The good news is we can run the test during the appointment so you will have the results before you go home.

We have numerous options for prevention this year. Bravecto and NexGard are administered orally, and we have several choices of topical preventions as well.  All of these products kill fleas and ticks and some prevent heartworm disease as well.

Please feel free to contact our staff by email or phone to book an appointment for your pet’s blood test.  We’ll be happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding the products that are available and help you select the one that’s right for you and your pet.

 

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