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    Quote Originally Posted by louisianadukdog View Post
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    Tick borne disease, specifically Ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

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    Thanks Doc. So the ticks you pull off of a dog can be tested and these diseases detected. Someone above mentioned saving the tick in a ziplock bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by louisianadukdog View Post
    Thanks Doc. So the ticks you pull off of a dog can be tested and these diseases detected. Someone above mentioned saving the tick in a ziplock bag.
    For infection to occur it is necessary that the tick harbors the organism (only a very small percentage do) and they must be attached for 48-72 hours to transmit the organism so the chances that a dog with a small number of ticks would be exposed to a tick borne disease is very small. Effective tick control collars or topical products reduce the risk to a very minor level.
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