“The Times” Pet Section: Dr. Maro: Are flea, tick and parasite prescriptions safe for pets?
Dr. Maro: Are flea, tick and parasite prescriptions safe for pets?
By Dr. Cynthia Maro, Special to The Times, June 26, 2023
Several years ago, I contracted Lyme disease. Like many of my dog patients (and cats, too), I didn’t develop symptoms immediately. Some pets and people become ill within a few days of exposure, while others may take weeks to months. Since pets and people with Lyme disease may develop symptoms before they can make an immune response, often initial testing will show up as negative.
It took me a long time to feel comfortable about going out in the woods for long walks again. The irony was that I got a tick attachment in my own yard, 10 feet from my front door, while planting in a flower bed.