Ticks Continue Their Bite Well Into Fall
A girl in Chicago recently died of Lyme; tick disease is real. And dogs are a sentinel for tick disease, including Lyme disease, agrees veterinary parasitologist Dr. Byron Blagburn, distinguished professor department of pathobiology, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. I speak with Dr. Blagburn on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show:
- Blagburn notes that we can do more to protect dogs from ticks than ourselves.
- He says fall (even as temperatures drop) is when dogs are most susceptible to Lyme.
- Lyme even happens in big cities (and more often than you may think).
- Often when dogs (or people) infected with Lyme may turn out to be co-infected with another tick disease or two (which makes a bad situation worse).
- Some products you read about online – like some “all natural products” – may do absolutely nothing to protect our pets from tick disease.
Blagburn likes the idea of products which repel ticks all together, a spot on like Vectra 3D.
For more information on the vaccine for Lyme disease available for dogs, speak to your veterinarian or visit stoplyme.com.