Lyme Disease and Your Dog

What is Lyme?

Lyme disease is one of the most common tick borne illnesses that infect humans and dogs. It is caused by bacteria that is transmitted to humans and animals through the bite of a deer tick (or blacklegged tick). Symptoms in dogs generally include swelling/inflammation in the joints, sensitivity to touch, a stiff walk, swollen lymph nodes, fever, loss of appetite, and depression. If left untreated Lyme disease can lead to heart problems and kidney failure, among other complications.
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