Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria, borrelia, which is transmitted to a person or animal by a tick bite. The deer tick, also known as the black legged tick, is the carrier of this bacteria, but not all deer ticks are infected. Deer ticks are most commonly found on deer and small rodents. Having these […]
What is Equine Colic? What Can You Do?
Equine colic is a disorder of the digestive system, that when gone unnoticed, can lead to surgery or even cause death for horses. Colic means “abdominal pain”, but for horse this pain can be very severe and should not be ignored. While colic refers to the abdomen, for horses, it is more so related to […]
The Dangers of Leptospirosis & What You Can Do
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection. It tends to affect mammals, including humans, dogs, and cats. However, it is most commonly seen in dogs. Leptospirosis affects the entire body. Oftentimes symptoms will be present but not in all cases. Leptospirosis can eventually lead to kidney and liver failure. How is Leptospirosis Contracted? Leptospirosis is contracted through […]
Our Pets and Lyme disease
Summer brings warm, sunny weather, which draws people and their pets into the great outdoors. But what’s lurking on those tall grasses, trees, and fallen logs could be enough to keep you away. Tiny little ticks the size of a pin head can potentially wreak havoc on the body. What is Lyme Disease?Lyme disease is […]