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Tag Archives: ticks and pets

Lyme Disease in the News: More Threats to You and Your Pet

April 17, 2015

Lyme disease continues to be in the news, and not just because spring is considered prime-time season. Here at Pet Health Central, we’ve recently discussed “Preventing Lyme Disease in Dogs Month” and some new studies regarding climate change and ticks. What’s crucial to know is that researchers continue to study ticks and the diseases they carry and new insights lead to more reasons than ever to…  

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April: Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

April 06, 2015

Remember the childhood rhyme, “April showers bring May flowers?” While that still holds true, at least for the northern half of the U.S., April also heralds in another less welcome guest: ticks! (Actually, with climate change, ticks are emerging earlier and beginning to extend into new territories. For many pet owners, that’s particularly bad news as that means the chance of your dog — or you…  

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Deadly New Tick-Borne Illnesses on CDC Radar

March 25, 2015

As if we needed another reason to keep ourselves…and our pets… tick free, health agencies in the U.S. recently announced that a new deadly virus, believed to be carried by tick bites, has been discovered. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) are investigating a virus that killed a Kansas man. Called the Bourbon virus (after the…  

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It’s Never Too Early to Worry About Ticks

February 18, 2015

In February, at least in the upper Great Plains, winter still holds us firmly in its grip. Bone-aching cold temperatures leave many of us in northern climes gazing longingly at Facebook posts from friends and family in southern California, Arizona and Florida. Right now at our Omaha headquarters, you wouldn’t think you’d need to worry about ticks. After all, it’s cold outside and ticks don’t like the…  

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