Prevent Lyme Disease

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August 13, 2014
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More and more pets are coming down with Lyme disease. Lyme disease is caused by a kind of bacteria that is transmitted from an infected deer tick. When the tick attaches to the dog or cat, the bacteria enters the bloodstream and can cause many problems.

Signs

  • lameness
  • lethargic
  • decrease in appetite
  • fever

If you notice behavior changes in your pet, schedule a vet checkup.

Prevention

  • avoid walking through wooded areas where there’s tall grass
  • keep weeds under control to limit the spread of ticks
  • keep your pet up to date with flea and tick preventative
  • after camping trips check your dog (and yourself) for ticks

What other tips do you have for our readers? Let us know!

Image from Vetstreet.com

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