Blue Pearl Specialty Medicine & Emergency for Pets wants to remind you that it’s the height of tick season, which means people should take extra care to prevent the spread of Lyme disease – not just to people, but also to their dogs. Have you checked yours?
Lyme disease, as well as another tick-borne ailment called anaplasmosis, can be just as harmful to dogs as to humans. Symptoms can include fever, joint pain, lethargy, loss of appetite, neurologic disorders and difficulty walking. Lyme disease may also cause kidney damage and can be fatal if left untreated.