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Animal Hospital of Sullivan County

Primary Location
667 Harris Road
Ferndale, NY 12734
Phone: 845-292-6711

Office Hours

DayHours By Appointment
Monday7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
SundayClosed
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Lyme Disease Treatment in Sullivan County

Keeping a dog or cat healthy requires the proper care and management of his or her well-being. A key concern that may arise when your pet spends time outdoors and in a forested area is Lyme Disease. Depending on the risks to your pet, our veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County may suggest preventative care or treatments for the condition.

Canine hanging out in the field of grass

What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme Disease refers to a condition in dogs or cats that impacts your pet's appetite, physical health and emotional well-being. It only causes symptoms in a small number of dogs after exposure to the condition; however, the sickness can cause severe health concerns.

At the Animal Hospital of Sullivan, we help limit the risk of the condition by providing proper preventative measures for at-risk pets. Our veterinarian may suggest treatment if your pet has recurring lameness due to inflammation caused by the condition or seems to lack interest in eating meals or shows up positive for the first time. We also recommend treatment if your pet shows signs of depression.  Some dogs may also develop kidney disease and need treatment to address concerns with his/her kidneys.

Cause of the Condition

The cause of Lyme Disease in any pet is a type of tick. The parasite bites into your pet and digs in, burying it's head into your pet's body. When you remove the tick, the head may get stuck in a pet's body or the body of the tick may break, increasing the risk of Lyme Disease. Even a bite from a deer tick may cause the condition in certain situations. Our Animal Hospital of Sullivan County veterinarian may recommend taking preventative measures if your pet has a risk of exposure to certain ticks.

Preventative Care at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County

Preventative care from our Animal Hospital of Sullivan County veterinarian depends on the situation. Generally, we recommend vaccines to limit the risk when a pet has a possibility of exposure to the parasite. A yearly Lyme Disease vaccination allows your pet to avoid the condition by immunizing your pet against the disease. We also recommend checking your pet thoroughly for any signs of a tick when you leave a forested area or your pet was exposed to a forested area.

If you do find a tick in your pet, then use tweezers to carefully pull the tick out and away from your pet. Hold the parasite firmly, but do not squeeze hard enough to kill it. Pull firmly, but do not twist the tick. Twisting the tick may cause the head to break off inside your pet's body. If you have concerns about the process, then discuss your concerns with our veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County to remove the tick.

Contact Your Animal Hospital of Sullivan County Veterinarian Today

Keeping your pets healthy starts with proper vaccines and treatments. At the Animal Hospital of Sullivan our veterinarian provides preventative solutions to avoid certain diseases. To learn more about keeping your pet healthy with proper vaccinations and preventative care, call 845-292-6711 to set up an appointment today.

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Testimonial

Dr. Barbara Bodolosky is a very talented and professional veterinarian and we chose her to be our vet for our new rescue pup, Sweetie. We are lifelong residents of Sullivan County and have had many vets treating our pets over the years. We picked Dr. B because we had read many glowing and thankful reviews on various websites and noted that her practice is listed as #2 in the Top Ten Vets in Sullivan County. We were instantly drawn to her warm, calm, caring and practice approach to animal care which is also evident in her interaction with us on each visit. Dr. B is willing to spend lots of time with us as we learn about our newest companion and discuss the best care and training for our wonderful, Sweetie – no question is too small. She has been practicing in Sullivan County since 2001 and caring for animals since 1993 after leaving the military. {Note: Recently friends of ours needed to have a very large fishhook removed from their toy Yorkie’s stomach and they report that Dr. B provided instant help and was a skillful surgeon – all went well. Another friend of ours told us that several groomers had tried and failed to clip her Shih Tzu’s nails due to his crazed behavior and his painfully long nails were now impacting his gait – Dr. B and her team accomplished this taking 45 slow and gentle minutes and only charging $16} All of her office staff are friendly and always helpful – happy to meet and greet your pets too. It should also be noted that the practice is bright and clean and modern – even the grounds are kept immaculately and are free of any “messes”! Animal Hospital of Sullivan County is open most days until 5 or 6 pm and offers on-call emergency services 7 days a week from 7:30am to 9pm. They also board pets and maintain the only local crematorium if such services are ever needed. (Dr. B had been most kind and beyond supportive when we were faced with the illness and eventual loss of our beloved dog after 18 years of being a most important member of our family.) We cannot recommend Dr. B more highly and we thank her for her service and care.

- Mrs. H

Office Hours

DayHours By Appointment
Monday7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
SundayClosed

*Our on-call emergency hours are available seven days a week from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

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