Dog Disease - Dog Lyme Disease

Dogs throughout history have suffered from illnesses and medical conditions just like humans, but modern veterinary medicine and effective treatment methods have made it easier and comfortable for a dog to live a healthy and comfortable life. As long as diagnosis of a disease is made in a timely manner it is more than likely that your dog will be cured of its medical condition or at least be made comfortable and its medical condition will be stabilized. Lyme disease is a dog disease most common in the United States of America; it has been affecting dogs in the US for a long time. This disease is so named because it was first identified in a city called Lyme in Connecticut in 1975. The Lyme disease is known to affect not only dogs but also other mammals like cats and even humans. This disease is caused by bacteria transmitted through tick bites. In itself the disease is not life threatening but it should not be left untreated as it can otherwise cause serious damage and lifetime conditions the can be avoided. A dog infected with Lyme disease can bring infectious ticks into the house so it is essential that the health of your dog is kept in check.

Once you are aware that your dog is suffering from a disease you should get it treated as soon as possible to avoid complications that the disease might cause. If Lyme disease is not treated in time it can cause damage to a dog’s cardiac and neurological symptoms. Depending how advanced Lyme disease is sometimes it is unlikely to recover from the damage already caused. If treatment is neglected your dog can suffer from lifelong health problems. If treated in a timely fashion your dog will fully recover from this  dog disease, several treatment options are available and your vet should be able to guide you to the best options that your dog might have.

Symptoms of Lyme disease in a Dog
A dog affected by Lyme disease will show symptoms of the disease some of the symptoms of this disease are.
  • Limping
  • Lameness
  • High fever
  • Muscle pain in dogs
  • Loss of interest in food
  • Lymphadenopathy where you should notice that the dog's lymph nodes are swollen
If you notice any of these symptoms be aware that your pet might be suffering from Lyme disease and get your dog to a veterinary as soon as possible.

Treatment of Lyme disease in a Dog
There are several treatment options available to dog owners but a veterinary is the best person to decide the course of treatment for your dog. Antibiotic treatment is usually done to treat this disease; some of the popular antibiotics used to treat Lyme disease are Doxycycline & Amoxicillin. Sometimes the vet will advise antimicrobial therapy along with the antibiotics. Aspirin and steroids might also be administered to treat the pain caused by this disease. Timely treatment can cure this dog disease, so it is essential you know the symptoms and get your dog treated as soon as you find out of its condition.

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