Discover Lyme Disease in Dogs 

Tick-Borne Illness: Lyme disease in dogs is a tick-borne bacterial infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi.

Transmission: Dogs typically get infected through the bite of infected black-legged ticks.

Geographic Risk: Prevalent in specific regions like the northeastern and north-central United States, Europe, and Asia.

Symptoms: Common signs in dogs include fever, joint pain, lameness, lethargy, and decreased appetite.

Diagnosis: Vets use blood tests to diagnose Lyme disease, often relying on clinical symptoms for confirmation.

Treatment: Typically treated with antibiotics like doxycycline or amoxicillin. Early detection and treatment are important.

Human Risk: While dogs can bring infected ticks home, dogs themselves do not transmit the disease directly to humans.

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