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Old October 28th, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by flames9 View Post
I guess our biggest concern is she infecting our dog and 2 cats!! If anyone has any info that would be super.
Hazelrunpack is the resident tick expert here, but I'm pretty sure the only way to get erlichiosis is via ticks, and the ticks have to remain feeding on the victim for at least 24 hrs in order to transmit the organism. So if you can minimize or prevent ticks from landing on all your pets (and yourself!), and remove them immediately if they do, then the risk should be greatly reduced. Erlichiosis can't be passed directly from animal to animal. More info for you:
http://www.vetinfo.com/derlick.html#b
http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/glos...rlichiosis.htm
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