Veterinarian Discusses Stop Lyme Campaign


Veterinary and human medicine have a great deal in common, often dubbed One Health. One very important example is tick disease. Dogs are sentinel for tick diseases, such as Lyme. While symptoms of trick disease in dogs may vary compared to people, tick disease is here and it’s unfortunately becoming more common. Veterinary parasitologists very suggest and epidemic.

I began a One Health campaign called Stop Lyme in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Global Lyme Alliance.

Dr. Natalie Marks

Dr. Natalie Marks

Dr. Natalie Marks of Blum Animal Hospital, Chicago, discuss why the Stop Lyme effort is so important, and says protecting the pets makes you aware of how to protect the entire family, especially kids.

When a pet is diagnosed with a tick disease (or tick diseases), someone was likely on the other end of that leash – so family members may have been exposed as well.