Ticks and Lyme Disease in Dogs
What Should I Do If I Think My Dog Has Lyme Disease?
Bring your pet to a veterinarian, who will evaluate your dog for Lyme
disease. This includes a physical exam, blood tests and possibly
How Is Lyme Disease Treated?
Your veterinarian can best determine the optimal treatment plan for your
dog. Canine Lyme disease is most often effectively treated with antibiotics.
With prompt, proper treatment, your dog’s condition should start to improve
within 48 hours.
How Can I Prevent Tick Infestation?
Many of the same products on the market that treat fleas also
kill ticks and protect against future infestation. These topical treatments are
especially recommended for those dogs who live in areas with high tick
populations. Speak to your vet to select the best product for your
The key to any successful tick control program lies, literally, in your own
backyard. Ensure a tick-free lawn by mowing it regularly, removing tall weeds
and making it inhospitable to rodents by keeping garbage covered and