If you're camping and hiking with your dog, get a Lyme vaccination well in advance of your trip. It's a good rule of thumb to take your pet to the vet for a full check-up before any traveling in general. At that time, you can assess the risks of where you will be hiking and ask your vet if a vaccination is necessary. In any event, it's wise to carry with you a pair of good tick tweezers (for both of you) in the event that your pet is bitten.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|