Chicago Dog Trainer: The Dangers of Ticks

Ami, The Memphis Dog Coach, says “Summer is the worse time for ticks and ticks carry Lyme disease which affects dogs and people.”  Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can affect humans, dogs, cats and you. Its primary carrier is the deer tick  This, the tick can attach to a dog or human and transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. Clinical signs include depression, swelling of the lymph nodes, loss of appetite and fever, as well as lameness and swollen, painful joints. Renal failure can also be a consequence of Lyme disease if it is not treated.

 

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