Husky_Scratching.jpgLyme disease is probably one of the most common tick borne diseases in dogs. The culprit? The deer tick which is a carrier of the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. Symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, with temperatures going up to the range of 103-105 degrees Fahrenheit. 


A marked lethargy, difficulty walking, lack of appetite and even swelling of joints are common symptoms of Lyme disease. This can be treated with the help of antibiotics like tetracycline, penicillin based Amoxicillin and Cephalosporins. You can also do away with the possibility of your dog contracting this disease all together by vaccinating him or her. Have a look at How To Treat Hot Spots on Dogs | Banixx Spray for more info on this.

Ehlichiosis

tro.jpgTransmitted by the brown dog tick, the Lone Star tick and the American dog tick, this disease is responsible for your dog developing Thrombocytopenia. This is a very infectious disease and its symptoms include hemorrhaging, anemia, tiredness, fever, and vomiting, increased levels of thirst and frequency of urination. 

Treatment of Ehrichliosis involves the prescription of tetracycline or doxycycline. But in chronic cases, dogs fail to respond to these medicines and die an untimely death. What is worse is that no vaccine is available to prevent your dog from developing this condition.

Other tick borne diseases in dogs include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Anaplasmosis, Encephaltis and Hepatozoonosis. Tick-borne diseases in dogs are major problems, so protecting your dog from them is every dog-owners responsibility. 

Babesiosis

This disease can be fatal as it may be instrumental in your dog developing Hemolytic Anemia. Symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, and deterioration of the body, difficulty breathing, diarrhea and general weakness. You can treat this condition by administering imidocarb diproprionate to your dog, phenamidine isethionate or pentamidine isethionate. Vaccines are also available to prevent your dog from contracting this deadly disease. 

 

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