What are the symptoms of tick borne disease in dogs?
Symptoms are similar to other tick diseases including fever, loss of appetite, stiff joints and lethargy, but also can include vomiting, diarrhea. In extreme cases, dogs may suffer seizures.
How do you treat tick borne diseases in dogs?
The treatment for canine anaplasmosis is the same as that for other closely related tick-borne infections, including ehrlichiosis and Lyme disease, the antibiotic doxycycline. Many infected dogs are treated for 2-4 weeks (the longer course more often if co-infected with Lyme disease).
How serious is tick fever in dogs?
Most dogs make a full recovery from Tick Fever, however it is a very serious disease and can be fatal. Dogs at most risk are those with an already compromised immune system such as older dogs, young puppies or dogs who are already suffering from other ailments.
Are tick borne diseases in dogs contagious?
Disease is not spread between dogs and humans directly because these pathogens must complete their lifecycle phase within the tick to become infectious. The most common tick-borne diseases are Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Hepatozoonosis, Babesiosis, and Lyme disease.