As veterinarians can attest, tick infestations are extremely detrimental to the health of your cat or dog. As this video explains, ticks can cause considerable ill effects when they come into contact with your pet.
In as little as 24 hours, a tick can transit Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Bartonella, Ehrlichiosis, or Babesiosis to your cat or dog, all of which may prove fatal if left untreated. Aside from these complications, your pet may also experience irritation, inflammation, hair loss at the site of the tick bite, and anemia if the infestation is severe. If you suspect that a tick has bitten your cat or dog, immediately contact your animal hospital for assistance. To protect your pet from the many ailments caused by tick bites, administer a veterinarian-recommended tick repellent whenever you are in areas of thick brush or foliage.
Serving those in New York, Hudson Veterinary Hospital provides quality animal hospital care for pets and their owners. To make an appointment at our animal hospital, call us at (914) 762-0063.