Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme Disease in Dogs
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Lyme Disease Borrelia Spirochete

Lyme Disease, not to be confused with Lyme’s Disease, is caused by bacterium (spirochete) named Borrelia. This bacterium is transmitted to dogs via tick bite. Once it enters the blood stream, it is carried throughout the body, localizing in areas like the joints.  Many different species of ticks carry the bacteria.

Can Lyme Disease affect people?

Yes, but humans do not get the disease from dogs. People get infected from the same ticks that give the bacteria to dogs. It is important to know the dangers of ticks, and prevent as much exposure to ticks as possible.

How does it affect dogs?

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