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Ticks are spreading (often on migratory birds) and so Lyme Disease is spreading. Michigan is a state that has seen Lyme Disease cases go from single to triple digits this year, and vets are asking dog owners: watch for Lyme Disease symptoms. Lyme Disease isn’t so different in dogs as it is in humans, but […]

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In 2016, data revealed that Lyme Disease rates had doubled in the prior 15 years, and since 2016, those rates have continued to go up. More patients, in more parts of the US, are being diagnosed with Lyme Disease. And not just Lyme Disease but other tick borne illnesses, too, like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. […]

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It’s not just tick season, it’s tiny tick season. It’s important to subdivide tick season to reflect the stages ticks go through, so everyone knows what to check for: and right now, they’re tiny! The size of a poppy seed, early season ticks can resemble a mole, dirt, or just go overlooked entirely. While people […]

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People who live in areas of the country already known for ticks and Lyme Disease have a good idea what’s up when tick season begins; you need to start watching for bites, vague viral symptoms, and keeping your yard clear of wild animals and long grass. But ticks are spreading coast to coast, new viruses […]

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Last year, more diseases from tick bites were reported than ever. While it’s possible that warmer winters (which cause tick populations to boom) and an expanding tick territory are responsible, it’s also possible that awareness has gone up in recent years causing doctors and patients to report more incidents of tick bites and related diseases. […]

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