Tick Update from Dr. Brad Burrington

Tick Update!

First some good news, though based only on our recent experience, it looks like Nexgard, the oral anti-tick and anti-flea medication, is highly effective.  Subjectively, it seems like our vaccination and preventative programs are working.  The number of Lyme disease patients coming to our practice seems to be slowing.  More often than not, the cases we do see are in patients still not vaccinated, and still using less effective tick control.

The adult ticks will be gearing up for their fall attack soon, so now is as good a time as ever to make sure you and your pet are protected. Here are a few websites with info to help you and your family with tick control:

www.tickdiseases.org

www.tickencounter.org

www.tickreport.com

Also, please remember, as much as we hate ticks, we love helping you and your pets.  So, if you are worried about a tick, you can bring it to us and we will send it off to be identified.

-Dr. Brad Burrington

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