Posts from May, 2021
Spotting Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
What is it?
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) is a disease that can infect humans and dogs. In the US, it is most frequently transmitted by Rocky Mountain wood ticks and American dog ticks. Most infections occur between March and October.
What are symptoms in dogs?Continue…
What is tick paralysis?
Tick paralysis involves rapid motor paralysis caused by toxins in a tick’s saliva.
What symptoms should I be on the lookout for?
In dogs, tick paralysis most commonly presents as the sudden onset of leg weakness, changes in coordination, or difficulty breathing. Other symptoms may include changes in voice, gagging, or pupil dilation.