Lyme Disease is a tick-borne disease that can be transmitted by only one tick bite. This disease can affect dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes. The more time a dog spends outside in areas where ticks are prevalent, the greater the risk your dog can get this disease!
This disease has been found in every state in the United States and even in some provinces in Canada.
When clinical signs do develop, they may be transient or recurrent and can include:
- Decreased appetite
- Swollen and painful joints (dogs may be reluctant to move)
- Lameness – limping which may be mild at first, then worsen, and may also shift from one leg to another
- Swollen lymph nodes
If you have ever seen a tick on your dog, you will need to get him or her the vaccination.
Our vaccine is $35 per injection. At first there are 2 injections. Your dog will get one and then 2-4 weeks later will need the 2nd (booster). After that, the vaccine is then given only once a year.