What is the concern about ticks you may ask?
Well, first off, there’s a bit of an “ick” factor to them because they hitch a ride on your dog’s fur, and then they burrow into their skin. That’s not very fun for you pup. On top of that, some of them carry lyme disease (in BC is less than 1%), which is life-threatening to your pup.
In our previous blog we gave you some pointers on how to avoid ticks. In this blog we’re going to tell you what the symptoms are if your pup becomes one of the 1% that has contracted Lyme disease.
Here are the symptoms:
- Walking stiffly
- Appears fatigued or depressed
- Low appetite
- He is sensitive to touch
- Periodic lameness in limbs due to inflammation in his joints