Companion Animal Parasite Council Releases Annual 2021 Pet Parasite Forecast

CAPC’s annual Parasite Forecast and corresponding 30-day Pet Parasite Forecast maps alert pet house owners of impending outbreaks throughout the USA.

CAPC’s 2021 Parasite Forecast is crucial to alerting pet house owners to the dangers this yr and reinforcing CAPC’s advice that each one pets must be yearly examined and guarded year-round.

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) — the nation’s main supply on parasitic illnesses that threaten the well being of pets and folks — right this moment launched its annual 2021 Parasite Forecast and corresponding 30-day Pet Parasite Forecast maps to alert pet house owners of impending outbreaks throughout the USA. CAPC predicts heartworm, transmitted by mosquitoes, might be larger than common, particularly alongside the Atlantic coast and Mississippi river with elevated threat in elements of California, Idaho and Montana. The chance for Lyme illness, transmitted by ticks, continues to broaden southward and westward with “sizzling spots” anticipated in parts of Michigan and Ohio, heightened threat persisting within the Northeast, and motion in to the southern states, together with the Carolinas and Tennessee.

“Due to the dynamic and ever altering nature of parasites, we began offering our annual forecasts