Lyme Disease in Dogs

 

Overview

Lyme disease in dogs is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. It is caused by a spirochete (bacteria) species of the Borrelia burgdorferi group.

 

Symptoms

Dominant clinical feature in dogs is recurrent lameness due to inflammation of the joints. There may also be a lack of appetite and depression. More serious complications include damage to the kidney, and rarely heart or nervous system disease. Many dogs with Lyme disease have recurrent lameness of the limbs due to inflammation of the joints.

Others, meanwhile, may develop acute lameness, which lasts for only three to four days but recurs days to weeks later, with lameness in the same leg, or in other legs.

 

Treatment

Lyme disease in dogs is treated with antibiotics.

 

 

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