Tick-Borne Diseases Prevention Tips
While it's no secret that ticks can be both repulsive and challenging to handle, they can also be life threatening to our beloved pets. Ticks can carry and transmit a number of dangerous diseases. Perhaps the most common and deadly among these diseases is Lyme disease, a sickness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, transmitted to dogs, cats, horses, and other animals, through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks.
Lyme disease is carried and transmitted by two species of blacklegged tick — the Western blacklegged tick (Ioxdes pacificus), found on the West coast of the U.S. and select western states; and the blacklegged tick, (Ioxdes scapularis), found in all states on the Eastern seaboard, as well as select Northeastern and Midwestern states.
Lyme Disease can lead to a number of symptoms, some being very serious, if not fatal. This applies to pets as well as humans. Symptoms may include…fever, loss of appetite, reduced energy, lameness, stiffness, pain and/or swelling of joints. If left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to serious conditions such as kidney failure, cardiovascular issues, and neurological issues. This inflammatory disease can be fatal if left untreated. The best way to stop Lyme disease from affecting your pet is remove ticks as quickly, safely, and thoroughly as possible! Time is of the essence when it comes to removing ticks in order to prevent disease transmission! Below you will learn more about additional tick-borne diseases, and why TickZapper® is the best tick removal tool for safe, quick, easy, and thorough tick removal!
Other Tick-Borne Diseases
Ticks can carry and transmit a host of other diseases in addition to Lyme disease, all of which can lead to serious health concerns for pets and pet parents. Common tick-borne diseases include:
- Erlichiosis: This tick-borne bacterial infection is caused by bacteria of the family Anaplasmataceae and can be carried and transmitted by the American Dog tick, Deer tick, and Lone Star tick.
- Anaplasmosis: This tick-borne disease is caused by the bacterium Anaplasma phagocytophilum and is carried and transmitted by the Western blacklegged tick.
- Babesiosis: This malaria-like parasitic disease is caused by an infection with the parasite Babesia. Babesiosis is carried and transmitted by both species of blacklegged tick (also known as Deer tick).
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) is a bacterial disease caused by the bacteria Rickettsia rickettsii. In the western United States, the bacteria are carried by the wood tick, and in the eastern US, they are carried by the dog tick.
The TickZapper® Advantage
When it comes to tick-borne diseases, timely tick removal makes all the difference! Removing a tick within 24 to 36 hours can greatly reduce, or potentially eliminate, the chance of disease transmission. In addition, improper tick removal can cause diseases to spread more rapidly. Choosing a quick, easy, and safe tick removal tool is vital when dealing with the rapidly increasing tick population.
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