Posts with tag Lyme disease

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Eight Tips for Keeping Your Dog Free of Tick-Borne Diseases

Ticks are such annoying little creatures, but far more significant than the nuisance factor is their ability to spread disease. Ticks that embed in a dog’s skin can transmit a variety of serious and even life threatening infectious diseases including: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Ehrlichia Anaplasma Babesia Lyme disease (Borrelia) Another problem ticks can cause… read more


Tick Disease Info Is Better, but Prevention Is Still Key

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… read more


Tackling Ticks Naturally with Guinea Fowl

Few things strike fear in a dog owner like finding an engorged tick sucking blood from a favorite pet. Even worse is having to pull one of the nasty bugs off yourself after a wonderful walk along your favorite trail. Incidents like these, it seems, are rising at an alarming rate. The question of how… read more


Fungus Might Keep You from Getting Lyme Disease

If you live in deer country, you live in tick country. And because you have dogs, that’s a problem. It can actually be a bigger problem for your own health. But if you’ve hesitated to spray your yard or property to keep ticks away because of the pesticides required, you’ll have a new option in… read more