How Do Dogs Get Lyme Disease

How Do Dogs Get Lyme Disease

What Is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is an extremely common disease transmitted from ticks to dogs. Lyme disease is the most commonly spread disease from ticks worldwide. The main issues that arise from Lyme disease are lack of movement due to inflammation in the joints. The term used to describe this is lameness, where your dog will not move or act extremely lethargic for extended periods of time when the inflammation flares up.

Younger dogs are most susceptible to Lyme disease when compared to older dogs. It also appears to be more common in certain large dog breeds such as retrievers, sheepdogs, and mountain dogs.

Lyme disease can also lead to other health complications, for example, it can lead to the development of kidney problems. This is most commonly due to inflammation and dysfunction of the kidneys which will begin to show symptoms in your dog such as vomiting, lack of appetite, weight loss,  increased urination and so on.

Know Symptoms of Lyme Disease In Dogs

It is very important to know if your dog has Lyme disease and be aware of the symptoms so you can better understand, and treat this horrible disease.  If you suspect your dog has Lyme disease look out for these key symptoms so you can better treat, and accompany your dog.

Symptoms associated with Lyme disease in dogs include:

  • Stiff walk with an arched back
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fever, lack of appetite, and depression
  • Superficial lymph nodes close to the site of the infecting tick bite may be swollen
  • Heart abnormalities are reported, but rare
  • Nervous system complications (rare)

While there is no one cure for Lyme disease it is most appropriately dealt with by an intensive regimen of antibiotics and pills. One of the most important things you can do is to give your dog a natural herbal remedy which can help prevent Lyme disease as well as helping with the uncomfortable symptoms associated with this disease.

One of the most beneficial supplements that have shown vast help within this field is CBD Oil, which helps alleviate all of the symptoms associated with this tick borne illness.

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Prevention And treatment Options

We highly recommend using a natural cleansing supplement in your pets daily life, as it is extremely effective at helping prevent issues which can cause serious illness such as Lyme disease. If your dog already, unfortunately, has this illness then you should consider using CBD oil which will help alleviate all of the symptoms associated with Lyme disease, and get them up happy and moving around.

Intestinal Defense is a 100% natural formula containing a premium blend of herbs to help the body maintain its healthy cleansing protocols, safely and effectively without hazardous side effects. The ratio, balance and dosage of herbs blended together in our proprietary formula serves to relieve symptoms of infestation and stimulate the systemic cleansing of the digestive tract. 

Many of the herbs in Intestinal Defense have been used extensively in Eastern and Western herbalism, with records stretching as far back as 2,000 years ago in China, India and Europe.

A healthy, well-functioning digestive tract is designed to withstand exposure to intestinal parasites and worms, eliminating them without significant problems.  The immune system quickly identifies foreign invaders and the intestines automatically flush out worms or other parasites encountered in daily life. Unfortunately, when digestive and immune function become compromised or weak, parasites tend to take hold and manifest a wide variety of health issues. 

Common symptoms of parasitic infestation are chronic diarrhea, gas and bloating, poor appetite, low energy, weight loss and weak digestion. The presence of worms or eggs in the stool of infected animals is another common sign of parasites. While many chemical approaches to intestinal worms do exist, many people choose to use a natural alternative whenever possible.