Thank you for this important and timely information.
I would like to add that any land mammal can get Lyme Disease if bitten by a Deer Tick. As a veterinarian assistant I would advise anyone who will be taking their pet, especially hunting and retrieving dogs, in the woods for any reason to get them the Lyme immunization shots. There are 2 shots that need to be given 4 weeks apart to insure they work correctly. It is also a good idea to put a light weight t-shirt on your pet any time they are outside. Deer Ticks also make a home in tall grass, weeds, and even flower beds. If an animal under about 45 pounds gets Lyme Disease it is usually fatal. Please contact your vet and get the shot to prevent your loving companion from this horrible disease just as you keep them immunized from fleas and ticks and heart worm. The flea and tick medicine doesnot not always work, I have seen it fail right in front on me when my Miniature Pinscher had flea bites that got infected 2 summers ago. She had gotten a shot to immunized her from them but it did not work as it was suppose to. See post for herbal flea repellent I will be posting in a couple of minutes but check with your veterinarian before use if yourlife cat or dogis takes any medication on a daily bases.
Lyme disease is caused by four main species of bacteria. Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii cause Lyme disease in the United States, while Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii are the leading causes in Europe and Asia. The most common tick-borne illness in these regions, Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of an infected black-legged tick, commonly known as a deer tick.
You’re more likely to get Lyme disease if you live or spend time in grassy and heavily wooded areas where ticks carrying Lyme disease thrive. It’s important to take common-sense precautions in tick-infested areas.
The signs and symptoms of Lyme disease vary. They usually appear in stages, but the stages can overlap.
Early signs and symptoms
A small, red bump, similar to the bump of a mosquito bite, often appears at the site of a tick bite or tick removal and resolves over…
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