​​​​​Kalkaska Animal Hospital​

Flea and tick season is upon us.
​Here's some helpful tips to get you through the summer!

Kalkaska Animal Hospital
625 M-72 NE
​Kalkaska, MI 49646

Office (231) 258-4107
Fax (231) 258-0671

It's Flea ​& Tick Season!

If you find a tick attached:

  • Remove it promptly without crushing it
  • Disinfect the bite site
  • Place the tick in a zip-lock bag for examination and testing
  • Have your dog tested by a veterinarian

The sooner a disease is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat!


The following are warning signs that your dog or cat may have a disease that was transmitted by a tick:

  • Fever
  • Lameness
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Cough
  • Sudden onset of pain in your pet's legs or body
  • Arthritis or swelling in your pet's joint
  • Lethargy or depression

The tick can retain the infection throughout its life cycle and give it to subsequent hosts, such as you or your dog. Usually, an infective tick must be attached 48 hours before transmission occurs. 

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