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    Will You Know if Your Dog Has Lyme Disease?

    There has been much talk about ticks this year. Experts are predicting that after a mild winter, this summer will be the worst tick season in memory and that Pennsylvania will have among the highest numbers. Besides the fact that no one likes having these blood-sucking pests on themselves or their pets, ticks are also know to transmit several diseases to humans and dogs alike. The most publicized of these is Lyme disease, one of the few infections that afflict multiple species. Many people are unaware that dogs are susceptible to Lyme disease, but unlike human cases, there is no bullseye rash or other visible indication of infection. It is…