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ARTICLES & ADVICE
FAMILY HISTORY & GENEALOGY
Keep ticks off your pets
- Check your pet's skin every 24-48 hours
and after being in
tick infested areas. Ticks need to be attached for 48 hours to spread
- Remove brush and clear dead leaves from
around your house and
- Use tick prevention like collars,
shampoos, powders. (Be sure
prevention is not worse than the disease.)
Tick Transmitted Diseases
- Lyme disease. Caused by the Borrelia
which is carried by the tiny deer tick. Symptoms usually take 2-5
to appear after exposure and include fever, lameness and lethargy. Lyme
responds well to antibiotics, but damage to the joints can be
A vaccine is available, but does not ensure total protection.
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
Transmitted by the American Dog
Often accompanied by neurological signs like dizziness and seizures as
muscle and joint pain.
- Diseases carried by ticks include those
caused by the
microorganism, the Babesia parasite and Ehrlichia. Symptoms of these
blood borne diseases include anemia and weight loss.
- Use a fine tipped tweezers or tick
- Grab the tick by the mouth or head and
pull directly outward. Do
quickly so you don't crush or irritate the tick into releasing harmful
bacteria into your pet's blood stream. Toss it into a jar of alcohol to
- Clean the bite wound with a pet safe
disinfectant and apply a
amount of triple antibiotic.
- A small reaction like a bump may occur.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after
removing a tick.
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