We are now and AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited hospital
Heartworm Disease Update:
As of June 10, 2014 we have seen 10 heartworm positive dogs this year. Please visit the heartworm page under pet health on our website.
Lyme Disease Update:
Here at Country Corners Veterinary Hospital we are seeing an uptick in Lyme Disease. We have had 4 confirmed positive cases so far in the month of May.
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease is a bacterial illness caused by a bacterium called a “spirochete.” In the United States, the actual name of the bacterium is Borrelia burgdorferi. In Europe, the bacteria Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii also cause Lyme disease. Certain ticks frequently found on deer from various locations harbor the bacterium in their stomachs. Lyme disease is spread by these ticks when they bite the skin, which permits the bacterium to infect the body. So Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease
What Can I Do To Prevent Lyme Disease in My Dog?
Here at Country Corners Veterinary Hospital we recommend that all dogs first get tested to make sure they do not have the disease. If the test comes back negative we will start the Lyme Vaccinations which is a series of two vaccines 3 weeks apart. We will also recommend that you start monthly prevention treatments with Activyl to keep the ticks off your dog..
For more information please call us at 530-692-9552