Fortunately, PetHealthNetwork.com can help pet owners with tips and information about vector-borne disease and how to keep dogs safe. Because when you know more about the risk, you can help keep your best friend happy, healthy and tick-free.
So what can you do to protect your pets and your family from tick-borne diseases? Find out below, then learn more about parasite screening and prevention at our parasite prevention and screening campaign.
Dogs are susceptible to a number of parasites that they can get from tick bites. Find out about six of the most common infections and then check out how prevalent they are in your area!
Dogs and Ticks
Can My Dog Get Diseases or Parasites From Ticks?
Yes! Dogs are at risk for getting a number of parasites and other bad effects from tick bites. Find out how a tick bite could impact your dog and how this can be an indicator that your whole family may be at risk from the same ticks.Ticks are everywhere
8 tips for keeping your dog free from tick-borne diseases
What to do if a tick head gets stuck in your dog's skin
Canine anaplasmosis can be found throughout the United States, primarily in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic, and north-central states, as well as in California and can pose a serious risk to your dog's health. Get the basics of anaplasmosis here so you can ask your veterinarian about it!
Anaplasmosis: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Canine babesiosis is found throughout the United States and Canada and can cause a variety of hard-to-pinpoint symptoms in dogs. It is also zoonotic, meaning people can get it from the same ticks our dogs do. Find out how to protect your whole family:
Babesiosis and Dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Lyme disease has been found in every state in the U.S. and some provinces in Canada. Dogs are significantly more susceptible to contracting B. burgdorferi than are humans. Studies have shown that dogs can be at least 50% more likely to contract Borrelia burgdorferi than humans. Find out how to protect your dog and your whole family:Lyme Disease and Your Dog 101
How Can I Prevent My Dog From Getting Lyme Disease?
Diagnosing and Treating Lyme Disease in Dogs
10 Things You Might Not Know About Lyme Disease
What a Positive Test Result for Lyme in Your Dog Means for You
Canine ehrlichiosis comes in multiple forms that are often specific to different U.S. regions. It poses varying levels of risk to people, depending on the strain, but can be difficult to diagnose and become chronic if left untreated.
In dogs, Rocky Mountain spotted fever appears suddenly with severe illness lasting about two weeks. If not treated early enough, Rocky Mountain spotted fever can result in death.
Diagnosis, Treatment and Risks of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Unlike other vector-borne diseases that are transmitted by tick bite, both forms of canine hepatozoonosis are transmitted when a dog eats or otherwise ingests an infected tick.