How prevalent is canine Lyme disease in the U.S.?
According to the Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell University, Lyme disease is the most common arthropod-borne disease in dogs in the U.S. The Banfield State of Pet Health™ 2014 Report cites that the prevalence of Lyme disease in dogs has increased by 21 percent since 2009. As you can see in the map below, Lyme Disease risk in NJ is HIGH.
February 10, 2018 marked the official start of the COFAK campaign, to provide each United States Police Canine Association/Region 7 K9 teams with a Counterterrorism Operational First Aid Kit for the police K9s who protect us daily. The USPCA/Region 7 protects the NYC/Metro North territory, searching for bombs on an ongoing basis. Region 7 has the largest Mass Transit K9 Unit in the country, the MTA Special Operations Division, on patrol, 24/7, keeping commuters safe.
Included in the kit are nerve gas, poison and narcotic antidotes, airway equipment and medicine for emergency pain control.