Tick fever is a generic term for a group of diseases. It includes Lyme’s disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and ehrlichiosis. Amongst these, ehrlichiosis is the most common problem. ‘Tick fever’ is the common name for ‘ehrlichiosis’ and the brown dog ticks carries the bacteria that cause tick fever.
Stages & symptoms
Following are the symptoms and tips to control the disease
- Early Symptoms
- A pet will have temperature during the first phase
- Trouble in breathing
- Noticeably swollen lymph glands
- Loss of energy
- Lack of appetite
- It may become uncoordinated
A dog with tick fever may also exhibit bleeding problems such as blood in its stool or sudden nosebleeds.
A dog, with developed or chronic form of the tick fever, will enter the stage of the illness but won’t display further symptoms. Your vet might need to take a blood test of your dog to know whether the pup is still infected.
The signs of chronic stage are quite similar to the early stage signs but are much more severe like, instead of a minor nosebleed, the pet might hemorrhage from its eyes or nose. Pet’s bowels or kidneys may hemorrhage, too. A pet with chronic tick fever won't just lack liveliness and energy, but also will not even want to move. Other symptoms include
- Swollen legs
- Noticeable coordination issues
Preventing The Parasites & Diseases On Your Labrador
Affectionately known as Lab, Labrador Retriever is athletic and muscular dog breed. A Lab has a keen intelligence, friendly demeanor, and plenty of energy and has a strong built. But no matter what breed you have or how strong your pooch is, parasites will still attack and annoy it and you, too.
To avoid tick fever, you must first prevent ticks from biting the pup. Use good quality dog tick prevention medicines such as Fiprofort Plus for Large Dogs. Also bathe and brush your pet as and when needed but never use a human shampoo on pets as it can be harmful for them.
Also, ensure that you don’t miss out on a regular vet visit. Even if your pet is healthy, a general health check-up, as a preventive measure, is a must.
It’s known that you love your pet enough but do take care of them and save them from nasty parasites!