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Tick Paralysis

Dog on table being checked for ticks

Tick Paralysis

What do you do when your dog suddenly becomes paralyzed? You search for the tick!

Lola came in this morning tetraparetic, which means shes couldn’t move any of her legs. After locating and removing a tick Lola could walk again 6 hours later!

Drs. Coulson and Benoit explain more about tick paralysis in this video below:

A few weeks later we had yet ANOTHER tick paralysis patient! Here’s more information from Dr. Patterson: