General information on Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is contracted from ticks. Ticks attach themselves to the dog and feed. This in turn can pass the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria into the dog's bloodstream. Lyme disease can have an affect on many different systems and organs in the dogs body. Lyme disease occurs mostly in the Northeast, Midwest and the Pacific Northwest.
Symptoms of Lyme Disease
Symptoms of lime disease include, swelling of one or more joints, limping, fever, dehydration, lethargy, lack of appetite and swollen lymph nodes.
Treatments for Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is usually treated with antibiotics, possibly tetracycline. Check your dog for ticks if your dog has been outside in an area where ticks may live, especially wooded or brush areas. Your vet can help you choose an effective product, like a tick collar or front line that will repel or kill ticks on your dog before it gets infected.
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Lyme Disease experience by - Donna
Bridgeville Delaware usa
I have a 5 year old Lab and he got Lime Disease last year. I didn't know what was wrong with hem, because he was a very active and crazy boy. First he limp on this front leg then his back legs went out. He would not eat. All he would do is grone. This dog is like my best friend, all I could do was hold him and cry. Then I got on the computer and strated looking and that's when I found that his problem may be Lime Disease. In the mean time I had set him up to see the Vet. Once the Vet seen him he did blood work and strated treating him. It's been about a year now, and all of a sudden he has stopped eating. He will only eat out of my hand. He has lost a lot of weight. Is it possible that this is coming from he Lime Disease? If he doesn't get back to his old self soon I will have to get him back to the Vet. Is there anyone with any answers?
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