Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month!

April is Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month and is one of Dr. Keller’s favorite topics!  Lyme disease is the new “Tick”ing Time Bomb.  Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world and is diagnosed daily in the veterinary field.  Although it is not considered a “core” vaccination (core vaccines are recommended for all puppies and dogs with an unknown vaccination history and required by state law to be current in hospital settings), it is very important to consider your pet’s exposure to diseases in the non-core vaccination group.  Ticks are no longer just a backwoods menace. They are now a backyard threat, putting ALL pets at risk. Vaccination and topical prevention are the best ways to assure your pet will be safe against tick-borne illnesses.  Think about the seat belts and airbags in your car.  When one fails, the other keeps you safe.  The same goes for using topical prevention and vaccinating against Lyme Disease.  Is your pet protected?!

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