Last updated on September 7th, 2023 at 08:52 pm
7. Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection.
It is common in the northeastern and midwestern United States but can also be found in other parts of the country.
Lyme disease is transmitted through tick bites.
It’s caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and can affect joints, the heart, and the nervous system.
Dogs suffering from Lyme disease may show lameness, joint pain, fever, loss of appetite, and lethargy.
In severe cases, the condition can lead to kidney issues.
Vets recommend antibiotics to eliminate the bacteria.
Prevention includes tick control measures and vaccination in high-risk areas.