Prevalence of Lyme Disease on the rise in our area

2017 STATISTICS AS OF OCTOBER
1 OUT OF 43 DOGS TEST POSITIVE FOR LYME DISEASE IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
 
Lyme Disease is a bacterial, blood borne infection that dogs can acquire from ticks.  This disease is responsible for causing a variety of different clinical signs ranging from fever, vomiting, diarrhea, lameness, inappetence to generalized lethargy.  Research is showing that the prevalence of Lyme disease has spread from it's historic focus in the Northeast to the Mid-Atlantic region, making our area higher at risk.

The doctors at College Road and Carolina Beach Animal Hospitals feel that preventative measures should be implemented to ensure your beloved companions receive the quality care you have come to expect.  With that being said, we are now recommending patients receive annual screening and vaccination for Lyme disease.  College Road and Carolina Beach Animal Hospitals continue to recommend year round flea and tick prevention for all of our patients.  Feel free to contact our office to further discuss the preventative options available for your beloved pet. 
You can access some of the most recent statistics at www.capcvet.org

Cat and Dog w/ button, `I'm Vaccinated for Lyme Disease`