We are seeing a lot of ticks in this area, which carry a variety of diseases including Lyme. Did you know that there is a Lyme vaccine for dogs? Make an appointment for your dog to get their shot today and help prevent this disease. To help your dogs from bringing ticks into your house, use a tick preventative and check their fur thoroughly when they come in from outdoors. If your dog has been bitten by a tick, or you find one on your dog, remove it carefully, ensuring you pull the head out and dispose of it - avoid crushing it as this can spread tick Bourne diseases and contact our veterinarians who can help determine if a course of antibiotics is necessary. This disease is awful, and can be transmitted via ticks to humans too - be aware and let's help prevent its spread!