How Long Does it Take a Tick to Transmit Lyme Disease?

Experts disagree about how long it takes a tick to transmit Lyme disease. The CDC says that in most cases, the tick must be attached more than 24 hours. We think that gives people a false sense of security. In some research studies, 5-7% of nymphs transmitted the Lyme bacteria in less than 24 hours….

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Where Do You Find Ticks? Where do They Live?

Where do you find ticks?

Because we have been seeing so many pets come in with ticks here in Licking County, we have been getting tons of questions about ticks. A question that someone asked me this morning was…”where do ticks live?” Here is the answer.    Generally, you can find ticks where the animals they feed on live. This…

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Did You Know Dogs and Cats Get Breast Cancer?

mammary tumor in a dog

It is a fact that both dogs and cats get breast cancer. Breast cancer, also known as mammary cancer, can be seen in both intact (not spayed or neutered) and spayed/neutered dogs and cats. It is most common in female pets but can also occur in males. Some research suggests that breast cancer in dogs…

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How Do You Feed a Bland Diet to Your Dog?

Instructions for Feeding a Bland Diet The general rule for feeding a bland diet is as follows: Withhold water and few for ____ hours. If there is no vomiting after that period of time, water can be started. Start with a couple tablespoons only. If there is no vomiting, offer more 20 to 30 minutes…

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Important Changes to Our Dog Vaccine Protocols

We recently changed our canine vaccine recommendations for the final vaccine to be at 18 to 20 weeks. This is based on research from the University of Wisconsin that suggests that maternal derived antibody interferes with both Distemper and Parvovirus immunization in approximately 15% of dogs at 16 weeks of age. For this reason, the…

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