Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: South Range, WI
Around here it seems like frost re-energizes the ticks. We always have a spurt of increased tick activity after the first frost of fall.
In the dead of winter, we don't have to worry about them, but spring and fall are bad.
Tick borne diseases are very common. If caught early and if they respond well to treatment, they are relatively simple to treat, but the doxycycline used can cause liver issues/damage, and often dogs don't show symptoms until the disease has progressed.
Apollo and Nova have both had ehrlichia and Luna has had anaplasmosis.
Luna, GSD (11/22/08)
Nova, GSD (07/01/07)
Apollo, Rottweiler (06/28/08)