According to the Disease Control and Prevention Centers, every year 300,000 Americans are infected with Lyme disease— and that’s just the instances reported by two-legged victims.
Lyme disease is one of the world’s most prevalent tick-borne diseases. Borrelia Burgdorferi is a form of bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Lyme disease is transferred through slow-feeding, hard-shelled deer ticks, Western black-legged ticks, taiga ticks and sheep ticks, which are hard to identify as they are about the size of the period at the end of this phrase. Usually, only after the tick has been connected to the dog for at least 18 hours will a pet become infected.
The best way to check your dog for ticks is to take an air blower (hair dryer) through your dog’s collar. Otherwise it is also a nice inspection technique to brush the fur or run your hands through his / her coat. Especially inspect the ears, head, neck and feet of your dog and maintain an eye out for these 13 symptoms…
1. Inflammation of the Joints
The most evident sign of canine Lyme disease is swelling in the limbs and joints, which turns out to be lameness. This makes moving for about a week at a moment hard and painful for the dog, and the dog often walks comfortably with a painfully bent back.