If you're like me, then you love to go adventure-seeking with your dog. This might include exploring a new city, taking a trip to the beach or heading out into the woods for a hike. You two get to bond and your dog gets to enjoy numerous fresh scents and sights.
Unfortunately, that fun-filled adventure could end with your dog transporting an unwanted hitchhiker back home, particularly if it includes a wooded area. That unwanted hitchhiker is a tick. If you're a dog owner, you probably flinched while reading that because you know ticks are synonymous with Lyme disease.
During tick season, I become particularly alert for any signs of Lyme disease. My dog gets annoyed because I'm constantly invading his personal space to thoroughly dig through his fur for those small, brown parasites. He'll thank me for it later, though.
Our dogs rely on us to be attentive and informed when it comes to Lyme disease. As with any health issue, it's always better to err on the side of caution. Your dog and ticks are no different.
Let's take a look at the general facts, symptoms and prevention options you should know about when it comes to Lyme disease!