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Every fall, my clients ask me: “Is it necessary to get Tick Medicine now that the summer is Over?”  The answer is definitely yes!  They are still abundantly out there, and pets infected with Lyme disease may not show any signs for two to five months.   After that time, typical symptoms include: 

  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lameness
  • Joint swelling
  • Decreased activity
  • Recurrent lameness also is possible, and the involved extremity may be tender. Inflammation of the joint can last from days to weeks, and may migrate from one extremity

Dr. Lamb is the Veteranarian at the Manchester Animal Hospital.