Pet Problems Caused by Ticks

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Ticks are more than an annoyance for pets and pet parents—they can transmit dangerous diseases to your pet, many of which can also affect humans. Work out a tick prevention plan with your veterinarian to keep your pet as healthy as possible.

As with humans, Lyme disease is a risk for pets with ticks. Pets with Lyme disease may develop fever, swollen joints, and, in some cases, kidney disease and nervous system disorders. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever can cause significant complications, as can anaplasmosis. Tick paralysis is particularly dangerous for pets; it is caused by a toxin secreted by ticks and can lead to death without emergency vet care.

Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention are central parts of wellness care at Chastain Veterinary Medical Group. Learn about your options for preventative care during your next appointment at our animal clinic. Call us today at (972) 239-1309 for Preston Road Animal Hospital in north Dallas or (972) 529-5033 for Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in McKinney, to schedule an appointment at our veterinary hospital in Dallas or to ask about our other services, including pet grooming, boarding, and exotic animal care.

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