You and your pets could be at higher risk for tickborne illnesses this month: What to know

People and pets in Metro Detroit are expected to face a higher-than-normal risk for Lyme disease and ehrlichiosis this month, according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC). CAPC, a nonprofit, is recommending that pet owners talk to their veterinarians about getting their pets year-round protection from tickborne illnesses through annual testing and preventatives. The … Read more

Deadly dog ​​disease ehrlichiosis spreads to north-west Queensland

Veterinarians in north-west Queensland are concerned after the region recorded what is believed to be its first locally acquired case of ehrlichiosis. Key points: The bacterial disease was first recorded in Australia in June 2020 Vets are concerned there may be other undetected cases in north-west Queensland The disease attacks a dog’s immune system The … Read more