In 2013 we began screening all of our dog patients that came in for a routine heart worm test, for 3 different tick borne diseases.  I knew that the incidence of ticks on my patients has increased drastically over the past couple of years.  What was even more concerning is that most cases have come from our local counties.  We had 2 dogs come up positive for Lyme’s disease and 1 for Erlichiosis.  I have seen the devastation this disease causes in both our pets and people.  It is important to know that there is an effective vaccine for Lyme’s disease.  This vaccine can be given to any dog 12 weeks of age or older.  Call the office (517) 521-4207 if you have any questions.

Dr. Klempner