Lyme Disease is caused by a germ through tick bite. All stages of tick can transmit infection. Blood test can help to diagnose the disease but sometimes, a repeat test is necessary to confirm. How do I Keep my Pets from Getting it? Check your pet thoroughly and remove any tick after outdoor walk in tall grass or bushes. Backyard should periodically be sprayed with insecticide especially in the summer. Tick infested pet should be tested for Lyme disease. Besides, ticks also transmit other diseases like Tick paralysis, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichia and others. Is There any Cure for the Disease? In very early stage, they can be treated but if the disease is already progressed then a cure may not be an appropriate term to use. As always the most effective cure is prevention with vaccine. Do You Know even People can get Lyme Disease and approx about 20,000 cases are diagnosed in USA yearly.
Ticks and your pet: Ticks are blood sucking parasites, that feed on humans, wild and domestic mammals, livestock, birds, reptiles and many other animals. There are approximately more than 800 species of ticks and about 100 of which are capable of transmitting different diseases.
Fleas and your pet: More than 1500 species of fleas have been identified, and about 90 % of them live on mammals and 50% of on birds. Flea bite allergy causes more than half of the skin problems in pets and cause other diseases including plague, tapeworms, anemia, can survive without feeding up to 1 yr.
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