What Your Veterinarian Wants You To Know About Lyme Disease

A dog stands next to a person holding a tick.

People who have been affected by Lyme disease know what a devastating condition it can be. With one in 500 pets in Kansas testing positive for it, Blue Valley Animal Hospital wants our clients to be aware that it affects animals as well. 

While Lyme Disease in pets is on the rise, there is no need to feel helpless. Learn how being a proactive pet owner can help prevent this tick-borne disease.

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Itchy and Scratchy: The Damage Caused by Fleas and Ticks

fleas and ticksSpring fever is a common phenomenon shared by people and pets alike. As soon as the first crocus pops up, neighbors begin tidying up their yards, planting flowers, and tuning up their bikes. Pets swoon over the long days and sweet breezes just as we do. Unfortunately, in their eagerness to simply be outside all time, they become targets of fleas and ticks. In their own way, these blood-thirsty bugs are experiencing their own spring fever, and we want to make sure your pet is protected!

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