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Tick Prevention Options Update – 2017 | Veterinarians Bedford Nova Scotia | Sunnyview Animal Care


From 2002 to 2014, there was a total of 443 cases of Lyme disease reported in Nova Scotia. In 2015, there were 245 reported cases of Lyme disease, which was an increase from the 115 cases reported in 2014. Tick populations are expanding in Nova Scotia and Lyme disease awareness has grown over the years, so an increase in number of cases is expected.

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Parasite Concerns, Tick Concerns

Where to find a Tick on your Dog or Cat

It seems that if I have found a tick on my dog in the past years – it has been on the neck area only.

However, Ticks are drawn to warm & moist areas on our pets, & in the past year we have found ticks in unexpected places:

1. Between the Toes,
2. The Groin & Flanks area – especially the areas around the anus, Vulvar area – and under the tail,
3. Eyelids – many clients have come in for an eyelid mass or growth to be checked – and it is a tick,
4. Ears – on the edges, back, and the inside of your floppy-eared dog!
5. Under the neck & Armpits

Removing a tick? – Please don’t forget to wear gloves before you remove a tick using tweezers or a tick-remover – grasping it at the skin surface, pulling straight up, place it in a secure container or ziplock bag and, contact your Veterinary Clinic for more assistance.

Submitted by Dr. Jeff Goodall, Sunnyview Animal Care

36 Duke Street, Unit #6

Bedford, NS

www.sunnyview.vet

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Family Pet Care

Tick Prevention Options Update – 2017 | Veterinarians Bedford Nova Scotia | Sunnyview Animal Care


From 2002 to 2014, there was a total of 443 cases of Lyme disease reported in Nova Scotia. In 2015, there were 245 reported cases of Lyme disease, which was an increase from the 115 cases reported in 2014. Tick populations are expanding in Nova Scotia and Lyme disease awareness has grown over the years, so an increase in number of cases is expected.

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