May is Lyme Disease Prevention Month

Did you know that tick prevention for your pet is just as important for you as it is for them?

Lyme disease is an illness spread by ticks that affects both animals and humans. It is important to keep your pets on tick prevention, not only for their own wellbeing, but also to prevent ticks from hitchhiking into your home and onto your family.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme Disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. Typical symptoms can include fever, loss of appetite, lameness, joint swelling, and decreased activity. 

To prevent Lyme disease:

  • Be aware of your environment, and be mindful of where ticks like to hang out (wooded areas, mulch, tall grasses).
  • Talk to your veterinarian about the best tick prevention for your pet
  • Check your self & your pet when returning from outdoor adventures

For more information on Lyme Disease click HERE. You can also view an interactive map of Canine Tick-borne Disease by the Companion Animal Parasite Council HERE. As always, we are always available to discuss your concerns about your pet. Give us a call at (401) 398-7807 or email at info@hillandharbourvets.com.

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