Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Illnesses

Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases are common in New England, and our pets can become sick from these, too.

At Bassler Veterinary Hospital, we use a variety of tests to screen for tick diseases in pets.  Prompt treatment is offered for those in need, and prevention of these illnesses is discussed for all pets.

We understand that every pet and family is different.  For your convenience, we offer a variety of competitively priced flea and tick products to suit your pet’s lifestyle.  We discuss the options with you so that you can choose the product that is best for your furry family member.  Click here to view our specials for flea and tick prevention.

 Can you see the tick on this cat's upper eyelid? 
 This is the deer tick from this cat's eyelid, in the nymph stage. 
 Here is the same tick as imaged above. 
Look how tiny it is - only about 1 mm in size! 



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My family and I strongly recommend Dr. Heidi Bassler and her team at Bassler Veterinary Hospital. Above and beyond offering top-notch veterinary and medical skills, I truly felt we had an advocate for the health and well-being of our pet, and our family. Dr. Bassler personally goes the extra mile to care for animals, and comfort and educate their families. Whether for routine check-ups or emergency veterinary care, Bassler Veterinary Hospital is a regional treasure!

Scott, West Newbury 2016

We visited Bassler Vet Hospital after our Pomeranian dislocated his hip on the ice. Dr. Bassler and her team had such a caring nature, attention to detail and overall was incredible. They are SO nice and they genuinely care about their patient's well-being. We had used a local Vet for our dog and two cats for a few years, but immediately switched over to Dr. Bassler after just one visit.

Stephen 2016

Bassler Veterinary Hospital is the best of the best. Word on the street is that if nobody can figure out what is wrong with your dog or cat, then you need to see Dr. Bassler. With this in mind, I brought my dog King to see Dr. Bassler when King was gravely ill and other vets were scratching their heads. Dr. Bassler took a detailed history, performed a thorough exam, and ran some special tests. And just as people said she would, Dr. Bassler diagnosed the problem and put King on the road to recovery. I am so grateful! Dr. Bassler is really friendly and also has a very nice staff. She also responds to my emails, which makes me feel valued and keeps me informed.

Fred 2015

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