Tick Diseases in Dogs
There is a wide variety of diseases transmitted by ticks that can affect your dog, this external parasite that feeds on the animal’s blood is very common in Europe, especially in the summer season.
Ticks transmit several serious diseases, most notably babesiosis, monocytic ehrlichiosis, and hepatozoonosis. These diseases are usually transmitted by any type of ticks, while others can only do so with a specific species.
Due to this, depending on the type of ticks that exist in a specific geographic location, the different diseases transmitted by them will or may not exist. In Europe the species belonging to the genera Ixodes sp., Rhipicephalus sp. and Dermacentor sp., although ticks belonging to Haemaphysalis and Hyalonema were also found.
Symptoms of diseases
When the infestation is very severe or continuous, it can lead the dog to the point of anemia due to the great loss of blood that the tick can cause, on the other hand, there are diseases that can lead the dog to death if they are not detected in time.
Babesiosis and ehrlichiosis include fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, nosebleeds (epistaxis), petechiae, and even weight loss.
In addition, in dogs infected with Babesia, the urine can become hyperpigmented, that is, of a very dark color and the mucous membranes can appear pale due to anemia.
To prevent ticks from reaching your dog, it is important to have an antiparasitic method that keeps this type of parasite away from your pet, a good option in this case would be the cantadogs medal, which in addition to not being toxic or having chemicals, protects your dog for 2 years. It does not matter the size of the dog or the weight.
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