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“March is National Tick Awareness Month!”

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“March is National Tick Awareness Month!”

Wow, what strange weather this year!  We had spring-like weather in Part of February.  When the temperature is 4 degrees Celsius or higher, ticks will be seeking victims to feed on and potentially be passing along bacteria that cause Lyme disease.  For this reason, we strongly recommend starting Nexgard, the once monthly flavoured chewable treat that kills ticks (and fleas), NOW!  This will need to be continued through the spring, summer and fall months up to Christmas 2016.

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If you have any questions please feel free to email, phone or stop in and see us.

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Lyme Disease Alert

Just 12 to 15 years ago ticks were rare visitors to this area.  Since then, they have become naturalized to the Kingston region and they have brought with them a variety of diseases.   Currently, the most important one is Lyme disease which is spread by the Black-legged tick (also called the deer tick).

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