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Lyme disease in pets

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

It’s spring and the time we should start being concerned about ticks which can carry several diseases including Lyme Disease. We need to make sure that we protect out pets.  Lyme disease is difficult to diagnose. Symptoms are usually vague and can include lethargy, joint pain and fever.  If you live in a wooded area where there have been cases of Lyme disease, you should talk to your vet about products that repel ticks. You should always check your pet after walks or other outdoor activities.  If you do find a tick, grasp it with a tweezer as close to the skin as possible  and pull it straight off.  If you can, put it in a tight container. If you notice that your pet is developing a problem, contact your vet and he will determine whether or not it’s Lyme disease.

 

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