Canine babesiosis is a life threatening condition for dogs and experts are warning dog owners about the deadly tick borne disease which has entered the UK and already left four animals fighting for their lives.
The life threatening disease is transmitted to dogs by infected ticks and dogs in Essex are believed to be the first in the UK to have contracted canine babesiosis. It originates from Eastern and southern Europe and there are various different strains.
In this video below the vet who diagnosed the 1st dog in the UK with the disease explains more.
Jasmine Kleine is the the online editor at DogMagazine.net. An experienced dog owner, former veterinary nurse and professional writer, Jasmine now lives in Asia with her two beloved dogs, Mabel and Charlie.