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Pet Parasite Forecast: Higher rate of anaplasmosis

Although ticks are common across all of Connecticut, let’s take a closer look at the prevalence in specific counties with our Pet Parasite Forecast map

HARTFORD, Conn. — Our pets deserve the very best, which includes keeping them healthy by protecting them from dangerous parasites like ticks. To help you do just that, I’m excited to bring you another Pet Parasite Forecast!

This week’s forecast is focused on a disease called anaplasmosis that can be transmitted to you or your pet through a tick bite. Although ticks are common across all of Connecticut, let’s take a closer look at the prevalence in specific counties with our Pet Parasite Forecast map.

As you can see, the forecasted infection rate in New Haven is high while in New London county is higher than historical averages. Moving upstate, the forecasted infection rate in Tolland county is even higher than usual. So as you spend time with your pets outside this month at Valley Falls Park or Squantz Pond State Park, take responsibility for your pet by talking to your vet about parasite preventatives.

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.