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8 Things You Need to Know About Lyme Disease in Dogs

April is “Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs”. Though it’s just a few days before the month ends, let’s be reminded of how this disease can affect our dogs and how we can prevent it.

1. “Symptoms in dogs are difficult to detect and may not appear until several months after infection.”
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2. “In dogs exposed to Lyme disease, 95% do not have symptoms.” 
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3. “Dogs with symptoms may have: fever, lack of appetite, lameness, and joint swelling.” 
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4. “Lyme disease remains endemic in the Northeast and north-central United States.” 
Source: lymeinfo.com

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5. “The American dog tick prefers grassy areas along paths and roads. They are most prolific mid-April through mid-July.” 
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6. “It seems that Labrador Retrievers and Lab mixes are particularly prone to this form of disease.” 
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7. “Canine Lyme disease is most often effectively treated with antibiotics.” 
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8. “A tick-free lawn can prevent tick infestation.” 
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