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Protect pets from Lyme disease

June 26, 2012

Photo by Victoria Stanish - Jesse Shirey, DVM at Elk County Veterinary Clinic, examines six-year-old Pepper, a Yorkie female belonging to the Reese family of Weedville. Pet owners should examine their animals frequently for the presence of ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease and other diseases to pets.

It’s not just people who are being affected by increasing levels of Lyme disease—pets need to be protected, too.
Jesse Shirey, DVM, of Elk County Veterinary Clinic, said cases are appearing with increasing frequency in the animal world as well. His latest statistics show that the clinic saw 240 cases of dogs testing positive for Lyme disease from October 2011 to October 2012.
“We see a ton of Lyme disease,” Shirey said. “We see a high incidence.

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