Any pet owner can tell you that one of the biggest things you have to worry about with regards to your pet's well-being is fleas, heartworms, and ticks. These pests can wreak some serious havoc on your pet, including infecting them with a wide range of diseases. Getting rid of them can be costly and time-consuming, and, in some cases, it can be a downright nightmare.
For one Oregon couple and their 10-year-old Shetland sheepdog, Ollie, a tick nearly ended up being a matter of life and death. After going on a camping trip, they noticed Ollie was looking drowsy and moved a lot slower than usual. Despite running a bunch of tests, the vets were unable to determine what the issue was. Shortly thereafter, Ollie was completely paralyzed.
If a tick's saliva stays in a dog's system for a long enough time, it can cause neurological issues. Ollie's symptoms matched the condition, and the cure was simple enough - remove the tick. Dr. Stone and Neena removed the tick and also shaved Ollie's fur to ensure they hadn't missed any others.
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