Dec 02 2015

Warm Winter means Tick Prevention NOW

The black legged ticks have officially made the GTA home as confirmed human cases have doubled last year.  The Rouge Valley has been declared endemic for lymes disease. Once established they do not ever leave.  Public health data shows 304 confirmed cases and 54 probable cases of Lyme between January and November 2015.  In 2014 149 cases were confirmed and 71 probable.  There are 16 new risk zones identified in Ontario alone, one being in our area.

At least 900 dogs across Ontario tested positive for Lymes in 2015—- a sharp increase from just 91 cases in 2012 according to Idexx.  Idexx is just one of several laboratories that offer testing.  We use Idexx here at our hospital.

The good news is dogs is we have excellent oral preventives to help with this disease.  Remember 4C and no snow the ticks are out looking for heat in the form of people and dogs.

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