Did you know that May is Lyme Disease Prevention Month? Sadly the summer days are ticking (pun intended) away and we are now almost into August, however tick season is still upon us. All summer long and even into fall, ticks are around in grasses and woods. And here in the Northeast once the weather gets warmer and the days are longer people and pets are outside much more - increasing the risk of getting ticks on you or your pet. The danger with ticks is that they can carry Lyme disease - a bacterial illness that can be transmitted to humans, dogs, and other animals by certain species of ticks.
Why It's Important
By taking some simple steps to prevent Lyme disease you can help keep your pet safe. And of course keeping your beloved furry family member(s) safe and healthy is not only important for their well being--it can also help prevent costly vet visits.
Check Out These Resources
Visit our Resources Web page for information on how to recognize Lyme disease, prevent it, and test for and treat it if needed in your pets.
What You Can Do To Help
Keeping your pet safe and healthy is important and can reduce emergency vet visits which can be costly. Phinney’s believes in keeping people and their beloved pets together. We do this by extending a helping hand to pet parents in need when these emergency vet visits become too costly for some to afford. Ways you can help including donating to Phinney’s: phinneys.org/donate or volunteering phinneys.org/volunteer. And, anyone in need of help in caring for their pets can visit phinneys.org/get-help for more information.