Dogs and Lyme Disease

Lyme disease (Borreliosis) is a serious bacterial disease spread by ticks (mainly deer ticks), that can be fatal to your dog if not caught in a timely manner.  When caught on time your dog can be effectively treated with antibiotics.  If you live in an area bountiful with ticks you will want to be sure you are checking your dog regularly to ensure he has not picked any up.  If you find that your dog does have a tick, either remove it, or bring your dog to the vet immediatly to have it removed.  If you remove it yourself you can place the tick in a sealed plastic bag and bring it to the vet to be examined as they will know which ticks are carriers of lyme disease.  It is important to note that it is possible that your dog may not display symptoms until 2 – 5 months later.  Symptoms to watch for are as follows:

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