Mosquitoes and Ticks: which should you worry most about in our area?

March 7, 2014

Mosquitoes and Ticks: which should you worry most about in our area?

Since the mid eighties veterinarians in Quebec have been telling their clients to test their dogs and treat them preventatively against Heartworm disease. In the last ten years the number of new cases detected every year in Quebec is always around 50. Yes, it is a dangerous disease and we really should put every cat and dog on preventative medication since it is a deadly disease, but what we really we should focusing more on is Lyme disease. Lyme disease is much more prevalent in Quebec than Heartworm disease. In fact for every Heartworm positive dog there are over fifteen dogs positive for Lyme disease. At Animal 911 when we do a heartworm test, we not only test your dog for Heartworm disease, we also test him for 3 other tick spread diseases among which is Lyme disease. Early detection of Lyme disease is essential in order to start early effective treatment before the bacteria can spread throughout the body and permanently affect all the organs.

So don’t wait for spring or summer, schedule a Heartworm test now in March and receive $20 off the price of the test. Furthermore, if you buy your year’s supply of Heartworm medication you will receive another $30, 35 or even $40 off the regular price of the medications.

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