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Babesiosis Owner Factsheet

Babesiosis is a serious parasitic infection of dogs that primarily affects the blood, leading to anaemia, jaundice and in some cases, death. The disease is caused by babesia parasites and infection is acquired through exposure to infected ticks, dog bites and blood transfusion.

What is babesiosis?

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How can my dog catch Babesiosis?

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How would I know if my dog had Babesiosis?

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What will my vet do to make a diagnosis?

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Can Babesiosis be treated?

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How can I prevent my dog getting Babesiosis?

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Conclusion

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