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Ixodes scapularis

posted by Westward Animal Hospital    |   September 9, 2014 15:46

The Ixodes scapularis tick is out!  Also known as the deer tick, ixodes is the carrier of Lyme disease which can affect many species including humans.  It is about the size of a sunflower seed when it has not fed so is pretty hard to see.  Once it has fed it is bigger and easier to find, however, the longer it stays attached the higher the chance of disease transmission. If your pet is at risk or you are concerned please call us or send us a email and we can figure out what is best for your pet!



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