Monday, April 28, 2008

Lyme Disease

We have a lot of people who come into my clinic and find a tick on their dog, only to pull it off and ask me for some place to throw it out. I always have to fight the urge to cringe. I know it's pretty rare for a human to catch a disease this way, but ticks transmit a bunch of diseases you never want to catch. Which brings us to today's topic: Lyme Disease. It's a nasty little bug that can cause arthritis, kidney disease and even death, in both you and your pet. There is a vaccine available for dogs, and the maker of the vaccine has chosen April, the start of tick season in most areas, as Lyme Disease Prevention month. The website is www.LymePrevention. com.
Yeah, it's a website commercial, but it's got some good information.

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