In the Welland, Port Colborne, Pelham and Wainfleet area we have two types of ticks that are commonly found. The American Dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) and the Deer Tick (Ixodes Scapularis). In the Niagara region the Deer ticks have the potential to transmit Lyme disease.
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You should always check your dog (and yourself) for ticks after being out on a walk. Additionally you can get added protection by speaking with our staff at the Main West Animal Hospital. There are excellent products that can be applied to your dog to prevent tick bites. You can also speak with our veterinarians about having your dog vaccinated against Lyme disease. Symptoms of Lyme disease can include general lethargy, poor appetite, joint pain/swelling, and fever. If you are concerned your dog has contracted Lyme disease contact our Welland animal hospital to speak with a veterinarian.