West Nile Virus

Recently, there have been reports in the news regarding an outbreak of this disease, moreso than previous years.

West Nile Virus is a swelling or inflammation of the brain, which can be lethal if not treated.

Mosquitoes are the major carrier of this disease and that is how our pets get the disease – by being bitten by a mosquito that has been infected with the disease.

The good news is that only 1% of those who are infected with it ever get sick, but it is scary to think if our pet is one of the 1% that does get infected.  It is rare, but it does happen.

The symptoms tend to mimic that of meningitis, if any of those kinds of symptoms are observed in your pet, please get them to the vet immediately.

Treatment if your pet does get sick usually involves hospitalization, fluids, observation.

There is a product out there that can be a defense mechanism against bug bites.  BioSpot Defense Spot On will help kill fleas, ticks, larvae, and mosquitoes.

Here is the article with more information.  The link at the bottom of the article is broken, so I provided you with the link above to find the BioSpot Defense.

 

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About furbabiesfurever

Just a furmom taking care of "less" adoptables-a dog and cat that are black, always adopting and not shopping. Love many activities,my oscar fish, animals, shopping, friends, family, life, my husband and of course my fur babies.

Posted on September 4, 2012, in Tips, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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