Ticks are Partying In the U.S.


Beckie Mossor

Registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor warns that right now is the time tick disease happens most in dogs, ’tis the season in the U.S. She’s speaking at a veterinary meeting in November at the London Vet Show about tick disease, a place where there wasn’t previously a problem but there sure is now. One factor is climate change and in the U.S. and a record number of white-tailed deer and regarding Lyme Disease the even more significant culprit are the very cute white-footed mice.

Mossor notes that Lyme Disease isn’t the only disease impacting dogs and cats, and often it’s a cocktail of pathogens – so no wonder, a pet can feel so sick.

The good news is that appropriate protection can make all the difference in the world, and for Lyme there’s also an effective vaccine for dogs.