Old Towne Veterinary Clinic
Old Towne Veterinary Clinic

Old Towne Veterinary Clinic: Healthy Living for Your Pet

At Old Town Veterinary Clinic your beloved companion will receive the best possible care in our capable hands. Check out our website to find out more about the pet services we offer.

 

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To reduce the chances of tick-borne diseases:

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- Check animals daily, especially after they are outdoors

- Immediately remove any ticks that are found

- Discuss the use of tick preventatives with your vet

 

3 TIPS FOR REMOVAL

1. Fine-pointed tweezers are best to use to remove a tick once it is attached. Incorrectly pulling off an attached tick can leave the head and/or mouthparts still attached to the animal.

2. Sticky duct tape will remove tick larvae before they bite.

3. Put clothing directly into a hot dryer and run for 15 minutes; the ticks will desicate.

 

LANDSCAPING TIPS TO REDUCE THE CHANCES OF TICKS IN YOUR YARD

• Mow grass frequently, and keep brush and bushes trimmed

• Rake and remove fallen leaves

• Store stacked wood in a dry area to deter wildlife nesting areas

• Construct a 3-foot wide barrier of gravel or wood chips between lawn and wooded areas

• Discourage deer, raccoon, and stray animals from entering yard:

- Fence area

- Promptly remove uneaten food of outside pets

- Tightly bag trash and place in lidded cans out of reach of stray and wild animals.

 

Ticks carry vector-borne diseases that can pose a serious health threat to your pets....

TEST YOUR PET ANNUALLY FOR THESE DISEASES:

• Lyme  • Anaplasmosis  • Ehrlichiosis

 

SYMPTOMS TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR PET(S):

• Fever • Fatigue, Joint Pain, Muscle Aches • Rash • Anemia • Paralysis • Lameness

 

cdc.gov/ticks/avoid/on_pets.html

 

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