Ehrlichiosis is a tick-borne disease common in dogs. We’ve been seeing a lot of this in the community lately and it’s something you should be checking your dogs for.
Common signs are:
- Fever and lethargy
- Weight loss or loss of appetite
- Abnormal bleeding or discharge
- Eye inflammation
- Vomiting and diarrhea.
Common places ticks hide on dogs are under the collar, inside of ears, near the eyelids, private areas and between toes. Ehrlichiosis is treatable but if left untreated can be quite dangerous. We recommend keeping your dog on a year-round flea and tick prevention medication.
Message us if you’d like to have your dog tested or if you’d like to get your dog on tick prevention medication. If you suspect your dog may have Erlichiosis, book an appointment now 0999 885 1219 / 035 528 5015
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