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Pet Parasite Forecast: Lyme Disease

Lyme disease actually got its name from the town Old Lyme
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HARTFORD, Conn. — We all love our pets and want to keep them healthy, which involves protecting them from parasites. During this week’s Pet Parasite Forecast, we’ll be taking a closer look at some new data on the risk of tick-borne diseases across the state.

Specifically, we have some new data to share this week on tick-borne diseases. Let’s focus on Lyme disease for now.

Throughout the state, you’ll see that the forecast infection rate risk for Lyme disease is high. Lyme disease actually got its name from the Connecticut town Old Lyme, where the full spectrum of the illness was first described back in 1975. 

Then as we move northwest, we see that Litchfield county is at the highest risk with a forecasted infection rate. Keep this in mind when spending time outdoors with your pets and talk to your vet about which parasite preventive i right for them.

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.