Dr. Tania from Vet in a Van talks about Ehrlichiosis in dogs.

Category: News, Date: 10 March 2022


Ehrlichiosis is a tick-borne disease that’s currently been spreading. The disease is typically found throughout northern Western Australia and Northern Territory.

It’s a type of bacteria that has the potential to make dogs incredibly sick.

Early signs of Ehrlichiosis are high temperature or fever, lethargy, throwing up their food, losing weight, conjunctivitis, runny nose, cloudy eyes and/or unusual injury.

How can I prevent my dog from getting sick?

Dr Tania recommends if travelling pet owners have been caught in an area with an outbreak, to help prevent the spread they should take the recommended government precautions which you can view here.

However dire, the disease is still preventable.

We can stop the spread of these ticks into the Eastern and Southern areas simply by checking your pet for ticks before leaving the area.

Dr Tania says notify your vet know if you and your pet have been in an affected area.

If possible get your pet on a tick prevention medication before leaving.

Tick repellent is also available for extra care.

For extra tips and a guide on how to properly check for ticks, you can head to Dr Tania’s website https://www.vetinavan.com.au/.

If you haven’t yet seen the first episode, check it out here.

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5 Responses to “Dr. Tania from Vet in a Van talks about Ehrlichiosis in dogs.”

  1. Pat and Connie says:

    Hi Dr Tania,

    We have recently moved to Rural Ipswich. We have two border collies and we use Bravecto spot on every 6 months. Should our dogs also wear a tick collar?

    Thank you for your advice.

  2. joshua says:

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Leave them home!

  4. Neil Whitehead says:

    Some dogs have been detected with brown ticks carrying the virus in Northern SA, NW NSW and Nth QLD however they are thought to have traveled into those areas carrying the tick. There’s some controversy around seresto tick collar safety, particularly in the US, do you still recommend them as safe?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Do not take them with you. Leave them in a Pet hotel .

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