Protect Your Pets From the Growing Threat of Ticks

Cats, Dogs, Parasites

Ticks are a growing threat in our region. This is due to many different factors. Primarily, the regrowth of forest in previously managed areas and warmer winters due to climate change. This provides ticks more habitat, and longer seasons to thrive. Also, people take their animals into these newly-reforested areas on walks. All this adds up to increased exposure.

    Other factors include:

  • Decreased environmental pesticide application
  • Wildlife conservation, relocation & restocking
  • Migratory Birds

Ticks Are a Year Round Threat

Ticks are more than just a summer nuisance. These hardy parasites can thrive in temperatures as low as 40 degrees. The rising populations of ticks across the U.S. have led to an increased risk of exposure for many pets. Given the resilience of ticks, this risk can be high for many months of the year, even year-round in some areas.

Where Ticks Prey

Ticks lurk in many of the places dogs love to go. These include parks, wooded areas, nature trails, and campsites. Even urbanites aren’t safe. Coyotes, deer, raccoons, wild turkeys, and coyotes all make regular forays into even densely-settled areas. Also, your neighbors might take their animals hiking and bring back ticks.

How to Protect Your Pet From Ticks

The best protection you can provide your pet is through medications like NexGard, Bravecto, and Frontline Plus. EMRVC offers many discounts on these medications. Due to warmer winters, any dog that spends any part of the year outdoors ought to be on a tick medication year-round.

Contact us to learn more!

Essex Middle River Veterinary Center provides medical and surgical care for cats and dogs at our animal hospital and veterinary clinic in Essex, Maryland, just outside of Baltimore. Our services include preventive wellness care exams, vaccines, spays/neuters, and a variety of specialized care. Our state-of-the-art veterinary offices are conveniently located near I-695 where we see pets from Towson, Honeygo, White Marsh, and other neighboring Baltimore areas.

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Welcome Julia (holding Noah) our new technician and Shannon, our new assistant
Julia has 2 cats (buddy, aussie) and a pitty (lugar). She has a 5 year old daughter and a fiance. She has been involved in veterinary medicine since 2012 stating she was passionate long before that!. In her free time I love to scrapbook and help individuals with disabilities.
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Welcome Julia (holding Noah) our new technician and Shannon, our new assistant
Julia has 2 cats (buddy, aussie) and a pitty (lugar). She has a 5 year old daughter and a fiance. She has been involved in veterinary medicine since 2012 stating she was passionate long before that!. In her free time I love to scrapbook and help individuals with disabilities.

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This is why updating your personal information on your pet's microchip account is so important. A neighbor recommended to Tank's Dad that he update the information after adopting Tank. This is the happy reunion because Dad followed that advice!! In honor of National Microchip Month, take a few minutes and update your information with your microchip company today ...

This is why updating your personal information on your pets microchip account is so important. A neighbor recommended to Tanks Dad that he update the information after adopting Tank. This is the happy reunion because Dad followed that advice!! In honor of National Microchip Month, take a few minutes and update your information with your microchip company today

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Because of this post, I went online to make sure Luna and ovi were updated.... they were not and now they are. Thank you for the reminder

I was reunited with my cat after nine months thanks to a microchip!

The dog looks like it has a star on his chest. Beautiful dog.

Tim Lawrence new dog???

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