Signs of Heartworm Disease in dogs:
- Breathing difficulty
- Reduced ability to exercise
Ticks are "ambush" pests. In need of a blood meal, they lie in wait on all kinds of plants and in virtually any area, for a potential host, either animal or human. Then they attach themselves securely to their victim's skin and begin feeding. Worse still, ticks are often so
Lyme Disease is the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in the country. It is now found throughout the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, and its importance as a disease affecting people is increasing. Although the incidence of Lyme disease among humans and animals in a given geographical area is similar, animals –especially dogs – are at higher risk. The likelihood of exposure is greatest near woods, grasslands and along the beach – the very places people like to take their pets.
- Hot and/or swollen joints
- Lack of appetite
Vaccination is by far the most effective way to protect your dog against Lyme disease.