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Ontario’s tick numbers spike, hotspots popping up in new areas

Jan 8, 2019 – Public Health Ontario is mapping at-risk areas for Lyme disease in 2019 after a high number in 2017. Researchers are studying data to find out where ticks are and where they are spreading.
“Initially, these risk areas were located along the north shore of Lake Erie, and along the north shore of the St. Lawrence seaway,” said Public Health Ontario entomologist Mark Nelder. However, there are new spots popping up in northwestern Ontario, Hamilton and Simcoe. Aside from natural expansion, Nelder said climate change could have to do with the spread, due to the temperatures becoming warmer.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/ontario-tick-lyme-disease-spread-1.4969430?fbclid=IwAR1pP-QBXjPiUT0uN5YQs8oK_EXKsp1FqBh0LoEa-mSkygvcBMaaxdwogIU

CBC – ‘Grain-free’ dog food may be linked to deadly heart disease

Unusual cases of potentially deadly heart disease have been cropping up in dogs fed dog food containing legumes and potatoes that is often marketed as being “grain free,” prompting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to investigate.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/dcm-grain-free-dog-food-1.4762533?fbclid=IwAR2RqaKHA9epggDbVkcLQWsq8as3r1JMPm5NivsYfVhJZKCpuNt8_yAE4Kk

Global News – Dog food sold in Canada recalled over potential toxic vitamin D levels

Dec 5, 2018 – Eight dog food brands, including one that is sold in Canada, are being recalled after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned about their potentially deadly levels of vitamin D.
https://globalnews.ca/news/4727533/dog-food-canada-recall-vitamin-d/?fbclid=IwAR1rR6mxsrx3hMCRXhaWQmlfy7BlAs3pGB-Vd6qFMPzVmW_0Ag4HXIEDiU0