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Posted on 03-25-2015
Protect your canine companions from the dangers that accompany the wonders of Spring. Heartworm, tick-borne diseases (including Lyme disease) and leptospirosis are common types of infections that carry significant risks for your four-legged family members. In recent years we have seen an increase in the incidence of many of these diseases and our relatively mild Winter didn’t reduce our risk of additional exposures this year.
Vaccinations for Lyme and leptospirosis reduce your pet’s risk of acquiring these diseases. Leptospirosis vaccines will also reduce spread of this zoonotic disease from pets to people. Additionally, tick preventative and heartworm medications can stop infections before they even get a chance to start.
Please visit the vaccine section of our website for more detailed information about these serious springtime diseases or feel free to consult with one of our Doctors or knowledgeable staff members.
I didn't know that spring time could be such a dangerous time for pets! Is heart worm a bigger problem in the spring? I thought that was a year round issue. Do you have to ask specifically for the Lyme disease vaccination, or is it one of requitred ones? My dogs all have their shots, but I can't remember if that was one of them. If it isn't, I will be sure to go get that done! http://www.colorado-vet.com/about.html