HARTFORD, Conn. — As we close out this week’s Pet Parasite Forecast, we want to share some final tidbits of information on a tick-borne disease called anaplasmosis and how you can keep your pets safe from contracting it.
If your pet has been bitten by a tick that carries this disease, they may show signs of joint pain, fever, lethargy, bruising, nose bleeds, vomiting, and diarrhea or lack of appetite. And unfortunately, the Pet Parasite Forecast map shows our entire state has a high forecasted infection rate risk including Hartford, Middlesex and Windham counties, which is typical for this time of year.
So as we head into the weekend, remember that the best way to keep your pets protected from anaplasmosis and other diseases that are carried by ticks is to use a parasite preventive. Talk to your vet about which parasite preventive is right for your pup.
This content was provided by Pet Disease Alerts, a non-profit organization founded by the Companion Animal Parasite Council. This forecast sponsored and made possible by Merck Animal Health, the makers of BRAVECTO® flea and tick treatment.