Symptoms Of Lyme Disease
What are the symptoms of Lyme Disease?
Often, Lyme Disease is misdiagnosed because symptoms of Lyme resemble the common cold. These flu-like symptoms differ from person-to-person, but many Lyme Disease patients experience the following symptoms:
- Muscle Aches
- Swollen Glands
More than 60 percent of Lyme Disease victims do not remember being bit by a tick. This is why gardeners and other outdoor enthusiasts must check themselves for ticks after outdoor activity.
The biggest indicator of Lyme Disease is a red, rashy 'Bulls-eye' marking on the infected area. If you see this, be tested for Lyme Disease immediately.
Dogs With Lyme Symptoms
Dogs with Lyme Disease is quite common. This year alone, there have been over 73000 confirmed cases of Lyme Disease in dogs. Last year, the numbers totaled to 303,000!
Ticks may hide in the fur of dogs; and the only way to know for sure is to perform regular grooming on dogs.
Ticks like to hide on dogs in the following spots:
- Between toes
- In the groin area
- Underneath dog collars/clothes
- Under the tail
- In and around the ears
Dogs that are not acting themselves may have experienced a tick bite. Here are the symptoms of Lyme Disease in dogs:
- Loss of muscle movement
- High blood pressure
- Difficulty eating
- Excessive drooling
- Fast heart beat
The affects of Lyme in dogs can last for several weeks but can halt with prescribed medication by a veterinarian.
Cats With Lyme Disease
Cats with Lyme Disease have it much than dogs or humans. Cats will experience acute lameness for a week and then go back to daily living.