As the snow melts and the temperature rises, ticks become more active. Ticks remain alive through the winter, when the temperatures reach 40°F and above they become active again. Ticks are small blood sucking parasites that feed on both animals and humans. Their lifecycle is complex and involves one or more species of animals as hosts. A full blood meal for a tick can take 4-5 days, once full they drop off. While tick does drop off when full, disease can be spread in less than 24 hours. Ticks carry a number of serious diseases such as Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Erlichia Canis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
Dental care in our pets is an issue often over looked. Dental disease is a serious problem caused by the accumulation of tarter and plaque on the teeth. Tarter is composed of various mineral salts, organic materials and food particles. In the early stages of accumulation the material is soft (plaque), but it later hardens and adheres to teeth. Continual accumulation promotes bacterial growth and inflammation resulting in tooth, gum and bone disease.
Corneal injuries are a serious matter in veterinary medicine. The cornea is the transparent front covering of the eyeball. It is less than 1 mm thick and consists of several complex layers. It is the most easily damaged part of the body, because it readily reacts to irritants from both the body and the environment. Transparency of the cornea can be affected by multiple factors including injury, disease, or birth defect.
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