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Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme disease is transmitted from a tick bite into a dog or human. It is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the Northern Hemisphere. In 1975, there were a huge amount of human cases originating from Lyme and Old Lyme, Connecticut. Hence, where the name Lyme disease originated from. Then in 1984, it was later to be discovered in dogs. An infected tick will bite a dog and transfer bacteria into their blood. It will then become firmly attached to a dog's skin within 5 to 6 days. Roughly up to 10 days the tick will grow bigger filled with its hosts' blood. The infected tick must be latched onto a dog for more than 24 hours to spread Lyme disease.
• Kidney
• Brain
• Heart
• Respiratory
• Nervous System
• Red skin rash
• Fever • Loss of appetite
• Stiff & painful movement
in joints

• Sensitive to touch,
will not move
To prevent Lyme disease in your dog, the main important key is to prevent ticks on your dog.
Implement a daily routine inspection to check your dog for ticks.
Buy tick preventive products that help keep ticks off your dog.
Talk with your veterinarian about tick-borne diseases in your area and have them conduct a tick check.
Create a tick free yard:
• Remove and clear leaves, tall grasses and brush.
• Create a 3 foot wide barrier of wood chips or gravel between lawns and wooded area.
• Mow your lawn often.
• Keep a dry area for stacking wood neatly.
• Keep playground items, decks and patios away from yard edges and trees.
• Construct a fence or barrier to keep out wild animals.
• Remove trash or unwanted items from your yard.
If you find a tick on your dog, you can remove it yourself by following the video below.
If you’re uncomfortable with that, then
consult your veterinarian.


Article By: Shan Serran. Follow me on Google+



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