Improvements made in the diagnosis of tick diseases have allowed veterinarians to provide specific courses of treatment for affected dogs. Editor Susan Chaney interviews a veterinary professor of internal medicine to learn about the types of infections delivered by ticks in the continental U.S., their symptoms, and the available treatment options. Learn that when it comes to the spread of tick-borne diseases, prevention is still the best medicine.
DFR Blogger Kayla Bertagnolli is heading to Santa Barbara for the weekend. She’ll be covering the Simi Valley and Conejo Kennel Club shows, as well as two all-breed events hosted by the incomparable Santa Barbara Kennel Club. With its annual Breeder’s Showcase and the awarding of a Best Foreign-Bred Dog in Show, Santa Barbara is in a class by itself.
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Off to Santa Barbara for the Weekend
By Kayla Bertagnolli
“Historically, Santa Barbara must be credited, not only with one of the most magnificent settings available for the dog fancy, but certainly as one of the oldest and most prestigious of shows. Santa Barbara Kennel Club is the place to be with cooling ocean breezes and wonderful dogs – what better way to spend a weekend?” – Santa Barbara Kennel Club
I am so pleased to say that I will be able to attend this year, along with hundreds of fellow dog fanciers! more
Tick Disease Info Is Better, but Prevention Is Still Key
By Susan Chaney
Tick disease isn’t as simple as it appeared to be a decade ago. Researchers and clinicians have learned a lot more about the many bacteria, referred to as “pathogens,” that cause the various diseases. And veterinarians now have access to much better diagnostic tools, such as DNA tests that can tell you not only that your dog has been exposed to babesia, for example, but that it’s actually infected with Babesia canis or Babesia gibsoni, in particular. more