Summer is at our doorstep, and as temperatures increase so does the risk for tick-borne diseases in dogs! Protecting your furry friend from ticks is an important part of disease prevention, and one of the most common tick-borne diseases in the United States is Lyme disease.
Lyme disease (caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi), is carried by deer ticks which are endemic to the surrounding areas. As a result of two consecutive warm winters, and longer springs and summer, we expect to see an increase in the presence of ticks in Southern California. If you live in an area where deer ticks are prevalent, you should have your dog vaccinated yearly!
Common symptoms of Lyme disease include lethargy, fever, swollen lymph nodes and joints, and lack of appetite. In severe cases, animals may develop heart conditions, kidney disease, or nervous system disorders.
Rancho Sequoia Veterinary Hospital cares about the well being of your pet and is pleased to present you with this Special Low-Cost Lyme Vaccination offer, valid for the MONTH OF JUNE only.
Call us today to make an appointment, or stop by our office during our vaccine clinic, every Thursday from 3-5 p.m., and rest easier at night knowing your pet is protected against Lyme disease!