As vacations and summer travel come to an end, so do a lot of outdoor activities like going to the beach or lake with your dog. But with cooler weather comes new activities to enjoy with your best friend like hiking and biking.
Unfortunately, we sometimes forget that summer pests and diseases continue and may even increase through autumn and winter. Changing climates, urbanization of rural areas, suburban and rural residences all result in regional and local micro-climates, sometimes limited to our own neighborhood. We at Abbotsford Animal Hospital are here to help protect your dog in Autumn weather.
At Abbotsford Animal Hospital we have noted a sudden and dramatic rise in ticks in York Region. Parasite forecast recently published each spring by the Companion Animal Parasite Council showed a significant rise in tick infestation as well as Tick transmitted diseases.
Tick transmitted diseases such as Lyme disease, Anaplasma and Ehrlichia are increasing in Aurora, Newmarket and Richmond Hill. The number of positive animals has jumped dramatically.