Contracted through ticks.
Animals at risk that run through fields, walk through wooded areas, and any grass type areas.
Canine Borreliosis is a disease contracted from a bacteria carried by ticks. Dogs that are near wooded areas and tall grass are at a higher risk for infection. The bacteria attacks the host and triggers the dog’s immune system to start fighting against the disease. Some common signs of borreliosis (Lyme Disease) are fever, loss of appetite, lethargy, and shifting leg lameness. The treatment for the disease is an antimicrobial drug that should start clearing symptoms in 24 to 72 hours. Prevention of the disease includes limited exposure to wooded areas and tall grasses. Check your pet over daily for ticks. Always apply monthly prevention for fleas and ticks and Lyme vaccine. We offer Nexgard, Bravecto, and Simparica Trio as flea and tick prevention products.