Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. It is caused by a spirochete (bacteria) species of the Borrelia burgdorferi group. Dominant clinical feature in dogs is recurrent lameness due to inflammation of the joints.
Based on previous posts, you likely know that I’m a grammar freak. Well, here’s a news flash folks … when it comes to certain diseases or professions, I want you to pronounce them correctly too! It is not LYMES disease. It’s LYME disease.
Recently, I was lecturing at a large, national veterinary conference. After giving several hours of continuing medical education lectures, I overheard a veterinarian complain that she didn’t like the way that I pronounced "veterinarian."
Some species of ticks can carry potentially fatal diseases that are transmitted when they bite your dog, and now is the time of year when some of them are most active and looking for hosts to feed from. To prevent the transmission of diseases, and to keep your dog more comfortable this summer, it's important to check your dog...
Ever wonder why ticks are more than just a nuisance for cats? Or perhaps you're unsure of the proper way to remove a tick from a cat? Here are 10 facts you probably didn't know about those pesky ticks.
Ticks are small, bloodsucking parasites that attach themselves to dogs. Ticks not only cause several health problems for our dogs, they are carriers of disease. Read on to find out more about different types of ticks.