To better protect your dog against Lyme disease, we are now carrying the newest, most comprehensive vaccine called Vanguard crLyme.
This vaccine is unlike any other on the market, which is why any dog that has been vaccinated against Lyme disease previously will require an initial series of two vaccinations, followed by a yearly booster vaccine.
Please call us today at (845) 278-8000 to schedule your dog's vaccination and ensure your pet gets the best protection available.
Facts About Lyme Disease
- Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. Ticks carry this bacterium and can facilitate its spread to dogs, humans, and other species.
- Common signs include fever, lethargy swollen joints, lameness and decreased appetite. In some cases, infection can even lead to kidney failure.
- Be sure to check your pet for ticks daily, paying extra attention to the warmer areas (around the ears, neck and groin.)
- Using a trusted flea and tick preventative monthly ALL YEAR ROUND can help protect your pet. Please discuss with one of our friendly staff members to determine which type is best for your dog.
At Middlebranch Veterinary, we strive to keep all of our patients happy and healthy, and believe that preventative medicine plays a very important part in that. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions about Lyme disease or your pet’s overall health care.