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Tick Screening

Deer-Ticks

Ticks can carry infectious diseases along with removing blood from their hosts; therefore, it is important to control ticks on your pet.

Ticks carry Lymes disease, Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis, Babesia, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Lymes disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever are both transmittable to humans. All the tick borne diseases can be life threatening and cause a variety of signs from lethargy, fever and lameness to severe anemia.

If you are seeing ticks on your pet or if your pets are exposed to wooded or tall grassy areas, our staff can help you choose the best product for you to protect your pet from these deadly diseases.

If you find a tick on your pet we can also show you the best way to remove the tick without leaving the head in. The head of the tick can easily be broken off when removing ticks, if you remove a tick and redness or swelling occurs please schedule an exam with the doctor to evaluate for additional therapies.