Continue Tick and Flea Prevention

Oct 22, 2014 @ 11:35 AM — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital

If you are thinking the cooler weather means you can stop flea and tick preventives, think again!

Since the beginning of this year, we continue to see SIX TO TEN DOGS PER MONTH WHO ARE POSITIVE FOR LYME DISEASE in this area. Ticks are tough, and cooler weather simply makes their survival instinct search more intensively for a warm pet or person entering their domain for a blood meal. Ticks live in leaf litter in Autumn, and snow can actually insulate them, but they also can detect the carbon dioxide exhaled by you and your pet from up to 30 feet. Ticks will begin walking toward you and your pet as soon as the carbon dioxide is detected!  

We recommend the Lyme Disease Vaccine for dogs and recommend continuing flea and tick prevention throughout the year to help protect your pet against Lyme Disease and other tick borne diseases such as Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Cytauxzoon Felis, and Rickettsia.  

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