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Nova Scotia: Lyme disease-carrying ticks infecting more dogs in Shelburne County

Published on June 23, 2015 AmyWoolvett

SHELBURNE -The number of documented cases of Lyme disease in people, a tick-borne illness, has tripled in recent years in Nova Scotia.

Those figures are are even more startling in dogs, especially in Shelburne County.

When Jordan Branch Veterinary employee, Theressa Bower, first began testing canines for Lyme and other tick-born diseases five years ago they would see one or two positive results a year.

The clinic is now seeing three or four a week.

“It’s a real problem,” said Kathryn Bower an employee at the clinic.

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