Although very few tick bites result in disease, both dogs and cats that do can tick bite become infected with Lyme disease, a tick-borne disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Early removal of ticks is essential to reduce the risk of infection transmission. Our veterinarians strongly recommend the use of preventive tick products and Borrelia vaccine to minimize the risk of serious illness. These measures help to prevent tick bites and strengthen the defense against ticks Lyme disease in dogs, while encouraging regular inspection of the dog's coat after outdoor activities.

It is important to be aware that preventive measures such as tick repellants and vaccinations do not provide complete protection against tick bites. Therefore, it is also recommended to inspect the dog's fur thoroughly after spending time outdoors, especially after areas with a high prevalence of ticks. If a tick is discovered, it should be removed as quickly as possible using suitable tick removal tweezers or a tick hook. This reduces the risk of infection transmission Lyme disease in dogs or other tick-borne diseases. If the dog shows symptoms that may be related to Lyme disease, it is important to see a veterinarian for the correct diagnosis and treatment. By taking the necessary precautions, you can help protect your dog against Lyme disease and maintain its health and well-being.

Detection of Lyme disease

Lyme disease in dogs is an infection that can be difficult to detect with 100% certainty. Even among professionals, there is agreement that there is no test that can guarantee an accurate diagnosis of the disease. Therefore, it is common to consider Lyme disease as a clinical diagnosis, and laboratory tests are only used as support to confirm the diagnosis. This is emphasized in most articles on Lyme disease, and it is therefore important to be aware of the symptoms and signs of the disease in order to provide fast and effective treatment to dogs suffering from Lyme disease.

This primarily means that we have to look at the medical history and symptoms, and that positive findings in laboratory tests can help support a probable diagnosis. A negative test should never be used to say that a patient does not have Lyme disease, if the disease picture otherwise suggests that it may be.

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