Deadly tick borne disease Babesia Canis reported in Essex
You may have heard on various news programmes there have been reports of four dogs in Essex with confirmed cases of Babesiosis.
This is a disease carried by ticks found in mainland Europe. These are the first recorded cases of the disease occuring in dogs that have not left this country meaning that the tick that carries the disease is now living in the UK. This is a nasty disease which causes the red blood cells to be destroyed and leads to anaemia, fever and listlessness. Untreated animals may die. Treatment is possible with a drug that has to be imported from outside the UK and is effective if started early enough.
Obviously this is causing much concern to dog owners. While we have to keep in mind this is only 4 cases from a different county it is likely that this tick will spread over Southern England. Our immediate advice is to emphasise that it is even more important that dogs are given monthly tick protection. If you are in any doubt as to whether your dog is adequately protected then call us or pop in so we can advise you.
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