The Signs of Lyme Disease

If detected early enough, Lyme disease can be successfully treated. However, it’s up to the pet owner to recognize the symptoms.

Lyme Disease Symptoms Include:

  • Lameness or stiffness
  • Swelling of limbs or joints
  • Fever
  • Lethargy/Reluctance to move
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Depression

If any of the above symptoms are detected contact your veterinarian immediately.
How to Protect Your Pet From Lyme Disease:

  • Avoid ticks. Ticks are active until the temperature drops into the lower forties
  • Brush your dog after each outing
  • Use baths, dips, tick collars and/or insect repellants as recommended by your veterinarian
  • Cut brush and mow grass in the area your dog plays
  • Do daily “tick checks” on yourself, your dog, and any children in the family

What to Do if You Find a Tick on Your Dog:

  • Use small tweezers and firmly grip the tick’s mouthparts as close to the dog as possible. Slowly and steadily pull the tick straight out
  • Destroy the tick by immersing it in rubbing alcohol
  • Apply antiseptic to the bitten area, and wash your hands



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