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    Will You Know if Your Dog Has Lyme Disease?

    Updated May 28, 2024 Every spring, we hear the warnings about ticks. Experts predict a mild winter leads to an increase in the number of ticks and an uptick (no pun intended) in tick-borne 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 with human cases, you won’t find a bullseye rash or other visible indication of infection. It is also common for joint pain or stiffness to be intermittent. This can mimic a mild injury, such as a sprain, and delay medical…