Tick season is obviously upon us! I was not amused yesterday when I came in after a lovely walk with the pups to find that a couple of unwelcomed guests had attached themselves onto poor Foxy and Tipper. Ticks can carry a variety of diseases, including Ehrlichia which unfortunately most rescue dogs have when initially rescued in Cyprus and although treatable you don’t want back. Ehrlichia along with Anaplasma and Lyme disease can all be fatal for pets if not treated (treatments last for approx 30 days) and humans can catch all three from being bitten by infected ticks, thankfully they cannot be caught through contact with your pet.
Symptoms in your pets can include: Anaplasma – lameness, joint pain, fever, lethargy and no appetite Ehrlichia – fever, swollen lymph nodes, weight loss, respiratory distress Lyme – high fever, lameness, joint swelling, swollen lymph nodes, lethargy and no appetite.