Common parasites such as ticks are more harmful to animals and humans than is generally realized. Not only do they cause debilitating and irritating conditions themselves, but they can transmit hazardous diseases to their hosts and humans.
Biliary is a serious tick-borne disease which affects the red blood cells. Ticks transmit tiny infectious parasites into their hosts bloodstream where they multiply in the red blood cells. This in turn destroys the red blood cells resulting in anemia.
CLINICAL SIGNS OF INFECTION
- Anorexia and depression
- Red urine
- Nervous signs
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
As Biliary is normally transmitted by tick bites, it is imperative that your pets receive a tick and flea treatment on a monthly basis. Please enquire at reception regarding this treatment.
Owners planning to travel or enjoy taking their pets for walks in the bush should ensure that their pets are adequately protected against ticks and fleas.
Billary in a dog does not usually pose a direct risk to another dog, as blood transfer or ticks are needed for transmission of infection.