Tick-Borne Disease in Dogs
Lew Olson, PhD Natural Health
In September 2003, B-Naturals featured Gil Ashe’s article on Erlichia. Gil began researching tick disease when her beloved German Shepherd dog, Thunder, was dianosed with Erhlichia risticii. She has generously shared her knowledge with others for many years in memory of Thunder. B-Naturals is pleased once again to bring you another article written by Gil, titled ‘Quiet Killers: Tick-Borne Disease in Dogs’. We will present this article in two parts, with Part I which includes her introduction, the definitions of different tick diseases, their symptoms and disease progression, transmission of the diseases and tick removal. Part II will come out in May and will provide information on tick prevention, testing and treatment. We trust you will find the information in this article not only timely with the season, but also eye-opening and very informative.