Did You Know You Can Get Lyme Disease From Your Dog?

After you bring your dog inside from a walk in the woods (or some other place that may have ticks), take the time to check him over thoroughly for ticks.

If you find a tick on your dog, know that there will probably be at least one more.

If your dog happens to start twitching, take him immediately to the vet.  Your dog may have gotten Lyme Disease from a tick bite.

And if your dog has Lyme disease, then there is a chance that you have been exposed to Lyme Disease also.  Of course, you can get Lyme Disease even if you don’t find ticks on your dog.

In the 3 years I have had my dogs, I have been lucky that they haven’t had a tick on them — yet.  We take our dogs camping with us all the time, and to this day still not one tick.  I owe that in part to using Frontline Plus every month.

On the flip side, my friend got Lyme Disease after walking in the woods with her dog and getting a tick bite. Her dog didn’t contract Lyme Disease, but she did. She uses Frontline Plus on her dog as well.

Did you know you can tell if your dog has Lyme Disease?  There is a blood test your vet can do on your dog during his yearly visit that also tests for Lyme Disease.

About Carrie

I have 2 Miniature Pinschers. My husband and I consider them our 4-legged kids.

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