With the melting snow and rising temperatures we will all be getting outside after the long winter. It is important to remember this spring that anytime the temperatures are between 4 Celsius and 23 Celsius ticks will be out questing for a blood meal. The largest concern in our area is the deer tick which can transmit Lyme disease to both people and pets. On our site you can find information about ticks and Lyme disease. We also have some maps showing pets who were positive for tick borne diseases last year in Ontario. It is important to start tick prevention at this time of year and to check yourself and your pets for ticks after every outdoor excursion in order to reduce the risk of infection. If you have any questions about tick borne disease or tick prevention then please contact the office.
Copy and past the links below for information on ticks in dogs, and Lyme disease in dogs.