Tick-Borne Illness: Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is a tick-borne illness that can affect dogs.
Geographical Prevalence: Lyme disease is more common in certain regions, particularly in North America and Europe
Symptoms: Common symptoms in dogs include lameness, joint pain, fever, lethargy, and loss of appetite
Prevention: Preventive measures include using tick repellents, regularly checking your dog for ticks, and avoiding tick-infested areas.
Diagnosis: A veterinarian can diagnose Lyme disease in dogs through a combination of clinical signs, blood tests, and a history of tick exposure.
Treatment: If detected early, Lyme disease can often be treated with antibiotics, such as doxycycline or amoxicillin. In advanced cases, additional medications may be needed.
Prognosis: With prompt treatment, most dogs recover well from Lyme disease. However, some may experience recurring symptoms or chronic joint issues even after treatment.