Lyme disease

Can Your Dog Get Lyme Disease?

Can Your Dog Get Lyme Disease?

The short answer is… Yes. Here’s what you need to know: Although Lyme disease is among the most common tick borne illnesses globally, only about ten percent of affected dogs show symptoms. This disease is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi that resides inside the tick and then gets transmitted into the dog’s bloodstream via a tick bite. This is the very same bacteria that causes Lyme disease in humans. Once the bacteria is in the bloodstream, it travels to various parts of the dog’s body and can cause inflammation in joints, problems in various organs and overall systemic illness…
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