It’s Lyme Disease Awareness Month a campaign which promotes preventative measures which can be taken against Lyme disease. We at Village Vet Animal Clinic in Broken Arrow would like to remind you about the dangers of tick borne diseases such as Lyme Disease and offer you ways to avoid them for both you and your pets.
Weather.com provides a this informativearticle on how to keep ticks off.
What do Jason Bourne from the book The Bourne Identity and tick-borne infections have in common? They can land you flat on your back very quickly. Unfortunately, tick-borne diseases aren’t Robert Ludlum fiction. Lyme disease, which ticks carrying the Borrelia bacteria transmit, can trigger symptoms such as a nasty rash, arthritis, and mental dysfunction.
This year, acarologists (people who study ticks and mites) are predicting a particularly intense tick bite season due to lack of acorns. Turns out when the acorn crop is down (it is), there are fewer of ticks’ favorite meal: white-footed mice. Without as many little rodents running around, the ticks cruise for a food substitute. That means you.
What’s a nature-loving, pet-hugging person to do? Here’s your basic, four-point plan to lower your risk of tick bites and Lyme disease:
Fleas & Ticks | How to Beat Them and Protect Your Pets http://brokenarrowveterinarians.com/fleas-ticks-how-to-beat-them-and-protect-your-pets/
Lyme Disease Awareness Month 2013 http://www.whathealth.com/awareness/event/lymediseaseawarenessmonth.html
Is Your Dog at Risk for Lyme Disease? http://www.realage.com/pet-health/lyme-disease-in-dogs