In recent years, Tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, have received increased attention by local media as a real and emerging public health concern in people. However, did you know that Carling Animal Hospital began diagnosing Lyme disease in dogs in the Ottawa area as far back as 2007? With a decade worth of knowledge about Lyme Disease, our veterinarians are very knowledgeable about how to prevent and treat Lyme Disease in your dog. Current recommendations for prevention of canine Lyme disease include annual blood screening, the administration of monthly preventative medications such as Nexgard (or Bravecto every 3 months), and vaccination against the bacteria that causes Lyme disease (Borelia burgdorferi). The caring veterinarians and staff at Carling Animal Hospital are well informed about these measures. We're here to help you and your dog to enjoy the great outdoors of Eastern Ontario and the Outaouais. Feel free to call us at (613)725-3439 or Email us to learn more.