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