Everything you should know about lyme disease

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    Jessi Well-Known Member

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    Read the rest of the FAQ-style article here: http://blissfullydomestic.com/family-bliss/pets-family-bliss/whats-canine-lyme-disease-faq-for-pet-owners/123816/

    And please, if you take your dogs outside at all (which you should be), make sure you check them for ticks regularly.
     
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    zararina Well-Known Member

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    I am actually not aware of lyme disease since it was not common here and doubt if there is a reported case about it here.
    Just learned about it last month when I had read details of it online and it is quite scary to think since there might be dog ticks around as they are several dogs in the neighborhood aside from our dog/dogs.
    Being informed is important specially of the symptoms for early detection.
     
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    haopee Well-Known Member

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    Lyme disease are very rare here Zara. They are predominant in North America and Europe.

    However, it is important to understand that our dogs are prone to Leptospirosis here. Most canine vaccination handbooks would require a Leptospirosis vaccination rather than one for Lyme disease.
     
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    King Browny Well-Known Member

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    That lyme disease, is it something like mange?

    I read of a dog with Leptospirosis. Normally they get it from licking urine of infected mice. And we all know how dog love chasing mouse or rats. But they could also get it from other animals that are infected. Good thing it’s curable but if not treated immediately, it can cause liver and kidney problems to the dog. The best way to prevent them from getting this illness is to make sure our place is free from rodent which is the most common carrier of Leptospirosis.
     
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