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Can I Get Lyme Disease from My Dog?

There is no evidence that dogs and cats spread the disease directly to their owners, but they can bring infected ticks into your home or yard. Cases of Lyme disease in humans are much higher than in previous years, so protection for your pet and possibly yourself should be considered.

What is Lyme disease?
It is caused by the Borrelia Burgdorferi bacteria which is transmitted by ticks, specifically, the type called Ixodes spp, aka the deer tick.

How is it spread to humans?
The deer tick can also feed on dogs, so they frequently hang around dog owner’s yards. The same type of tick can also feed on people.

How to protect myself and my dog from Lyme disease?
Year-round tick control for your pet should be practiced.

Check yourself and your pet closely for ticks!

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Chers clients,

Nous sommes tous conscients de la situation que nous avons vécue dans les derniers mois avec l'arrivée du Covid -19. Due aux défis causés par ces circonstances, nous avons décidé de fermer temporairement l'Hôpital Vétérinaire Acadia. A partir de lundi le 14 septembre, 2020, notre équipe sera consolidé avec celle de l’Hôpital Moncton Animal Hospital.

Dans les jours à suivre nous communiquerons avec nos clients qui ont des rendez-vous & chirurgies prévues afin de les re-planifier à l'Hôpital Moncton Animal Hospital avec Dr. Boutet.

Nous vous remercions à l’avance pour votre patience et votre collaboration pendant cette période hors de l’ordinaire. Nous souhaitons que vous, votre famille et vos animaux soyez sains et saufs.

Sincèrement

Votre équipe de l'hôpital vétérinaire Acadia

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To our valued Acadia Veterinary Hospital clients:

We are all aware of the rapidly changing situation we have faced over the last few months. Due to the ongoing challenges brought on by COVID-19, we have decided to temporarily close Acadia Veterinary Hospital. This is effective starting Monday September 14, 2020. We have consolidated the team with our Moncton Animal Hospital location so that we can continue to care for your pets.

In the coming days, we will contact clients who have appointments and surgeries booked to reschedule them to Moncton Animal Hospital with Dr Boutet.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. We hope that you, your family and pets all continue to stay healthy and safe.

The dedicated team at Acadia Veterinary Hospital