Tick Prevention Tips for Lyme Disease Awareness Month!


It’s Lyme Disease Awareness Month!  This May, we want to remind pet owners to take precautions against Lyme Disease for both yourself and your pets.  As you start to spend more time outdoors, it’s important to keep these safety tips in mind..  

Here are a few tips to help you prevent Lyme Disease this spring and summer.

Lyme Disease Prevention:

  • Be Careful on Walks – If you visit the park with your pet, be conscious of heavily wooded areas or places with tall grass.  These areas are popular places for ticks to hide on humid days.  Keep your dog on a leash and keep them out of areas that are heavily populated by ticks.
  • Groom Your Pet – Groom your dog daily and check for ticks – especially after spending time outdoors.  This will help keep your dog happy and healthy, while also preventing Lyme Disease.
  • Use Safe Tick Repellent – There are many spot-on topical products, sprays and collars that kill and repel ticks.  If you’re not sure what tick repellent is best for your pet, contact our office!
  • Vaccinate Your Pet – There are vaccines available to help protect your pet against Lyme Disease.  These annual vaccinations are an affordable way to protect your pet against the disease.  Our veterinarians can help you determine if it’s the right choice for your dog.

If you do notice a tick on your pet, don’t panic!  Read more about Lyme Disease prevention and how you can keep ticks away from your pets here.

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