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Posted on 06-22-2016
It's Flea and Tick Season, is your dog protected?
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by the bite of an infected tick. Most Lyme disease infections are contracted near the family home, and 75% of unvaccinated dogs will test positive at some point in their lifetime. Luckily, Lyme disease is not passed from animal to animal or human to animal.
Lyme disease was named after a small town in Connecticut called Lyme. This is where the first cases of Lyme disease were identified. The disease is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick; if the tick is not infected then the disease cannot be transmitted. Deer ticks are just a vector for the Lyme bacteria. Orland happens to be a high risk are for Lyme disease.
Lyme Disease Risk Factors:
Early Signs of Lyme Disease in your dog:
Late Signs of Lyme Disease:
Lyme Disease is preventable with an annual vaccination. At Mid- Valley Vet, we carry a vaccine produced by Boehringer Ingelheim called Duramune Lyme. All dogs can receive the vaccine as long as they are 9 weeks of age. The first vaccine will have to be boostered in one moth, the booster will then be good for a year. It is simple vaccine given under the skin. Call us today to schedule an appointment to vaccinate your dog!
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