Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog
We know that the number of Lyme disease cases in humans is on the rise. Did you know that it’s also affecting our pets? Minnesota is ranked as a state with high incidence of Lyme disease, as well as other tick borne diseases. According to the Companion Animal Parasite Council, in 2020, there were 15,636 positive cases of Lyme Disease, 11,699 cases of Anaplasmosis, and 3,509 cases of Ehrlichiosis (https://capcvet.org/maps). With the peak season for ticks coming up in late spring and early summer, it's important to protect your pet as well as recognize symptoms of Lyme Disease and other illnesses caused by these pests.
Are you wondering what is wrong with your pet? You may notice that they are scratching a lot and their skin looks irritated. Maybe he or she is biting her feet or scratching uncontrollably. If this sounds like your pet, there could be many different causes for the discomfort. As we will discuss in this blog post, there are allergies that can cause these symptoms in pets. The sooner we get to the bottom of this issue, the more likely it is to be treated successfully!
Our winters can be quite rough on dogs. It’s hard to get out and enjoy the beauty of the Shoreview, MN area when it’s so cold outside. And when you do venture out with your dog, there’s a good chance your dog looks like the abominable snowman after running through the snow and ice. Provide your dog with the opportunity to get out of the house and feel (and look) better with our grooming services.