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One of the most frustrating diseases that your dog is at risk for is lyme’s disease. It is caused when your dog is bitten by a tick that is a carrier. Most often, it is in the spring, summer, and early fall that you have to be aware of these nasty creatures. However, the most important thing you can do is understand the lyme’s disease symptoms in dogs, so you can help your dog as quickly as possible. Generally, the main lyme’s disease symptoms in dogs are fever, loss of their appetite, dehydration, fatigue, and, possibly, swollen lymph nodes. Should you see any of the signs in your dog, you should immediately check their body for any ticks, as these symptoms can start within forty-eight hours after being bitten by a tick. If one is discovered, you will need to take your dog to the veterinarian immediately. Should your dog’s symptoms go ignored, your dog could become very ill. In many cases, left untreated, it could lead to kidney failure and death. In other cases, a serious infection could set in. The fact is that lyme’s disease is just as serious for a dog as it is for a human. The best way to prevent this from happening is to try and prevent ticks from getting on your dog. Keeping your grass cut short is good, but it will not stop your dog from wandering to other areas. Therefore, they need to be on tick prevention medications. Every pet owner should be aware of the lyme’s disease symptoms in dogs. Should you find a tick on your dog, remove it and save it in a small container. If your dog starts to show signs of the disease, you can then bring the tick to the vet, as well. They will be able to tell whether it is a tick that could be a carrier or not and will be able to get your dog the treatment it needs quickly.
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