Categories for Pets

What are the Top Ten Dog Diseases?

Dog Diseases number in the scores, just as in humans. But, veterinarians tend to see some much more than others. Sadly, a great deal of grief could be avoided if more dog owners were careful to see that their pets are immunized regularly against preventable dog diseases.

Vaccinate pets against Lyme disease: vets

Veterinarians are recommending that pets be vaccinated against the deer tick because the number of pests carrying Lyme disease is on the rise in southeastern New Brunswick.

Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia canis and Dirofilaria immitis among dogs in Canada.

In Canada, the environmental suitability for Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum vectors, Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus, appears to be growing. In 1991, there was one known endemic location for I. scapularis while currently there are at least eleven. An estimated 8–12% of the 50–175 million adventitious I. scapularis ticks that enter Canada on birds are positive for B. burgdorferi.

Global warming may spread tick-borne disease

The brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) rarely bites people, far preferring the taste of dog. But global warming could be changing that, exposing people to dangerous diseases as a result.