Many dog owners and even trainers don't actually realise that canine lyme disease exists. The reason behind this misconception is that they think that it is only a disease that affects humans - this is not the case and in fact lyme disease in dogs can be very debilitating and even life threatening. Consequently in this article we will cover every case of lyme disease, it's causes and how you can get it free of its harmful effects. This disease is actually very debilitating and in some cases can even be fatal. This disease is normally transmitted when the deer tick bites the dog. In addition to this the dog will then carry the bacteria or parasite for some time period which is referred to as an Larval Meningitis. The larval meningitis normally take place in the first 30 days after the tick attaches itself to the dog. In some cases it can take longer and persist for several weeks beyond this period of time before it is noticed by the owner. Because of the way diseases spread you need to act quickly when you suspect t exactly what your dog has. The way this disease is spread is by direct contact of the deer tick to the dogs skin. When you remove the tick quickly and call a vet he will diagnose and treat your dog as soon as possible often successfully using intermuscular injections. There are a number of things that can be done to ease the dog discomfort, here are a few: It is a good idea to watch for any type of sudden sensation in the joints, especially if your dog has recently been outdoors. beware of any limping or holding of the limbs by only a certain part of the joint. In an upbeat dog, the limbs should bounce regularly, if your dog has slow or a very slow limp applied right before a jump the limp is Susceptible to the Chondro cysts disease. The best treatment of any disease system is prevention. This disease is very close to being transmitted to humans so you need to act quickly. It is absolutely essential to do this. Of course you can never be aware when you may have been infected, you need to protect your family as well as your dog. As I mentioned before prevention is the best treatment - take this very seriously. Vaccinations are a must. If you take your dog to the vet he will recommend you get the necessary injections. I really feel that it's important to be aware of this problem and know of the prevention methods. My dog used to go a lot with bouts of diarrhea and it was only towards the end of the bouts that I started to notice that he was constipated. My vet also advised me to put him on a medication known as calcium 2 paste. This is in the form of pills and is easily given by just sprinkling it over his food every day. The idea is that the acid in the milk will help to stop the diarrhea. I have found that the paste is really effective and no more diarrhea now than before the beginning of the paste treatment. It can take a while to see the results but it definitely is worth it to give your dog this form of treatment. My last dog had a skin allergy that took a turn and produced pus-filled sores on her hind legs. I've found that this disease can take birth place in many locations including the face, ears, or on the hind legs. I wasn't sure that I could place the blame on anyone but I did want to know which ingredient was responsible for this behavior. companies that specialize in animal feed use a variety of ingredients including cow worms, glandular wastes, and others. So I've placed the blame on my vet and his Close References section on the internet. I recommend that you take the same lesson. Let's keep them as informed as possible about anyone that cares about your dog as much as they care about you. At the very least, they should give you the option of heating pads and other forms of external heating that can help to relieve the discomfort that your dog may be experiencing. You may also want to try using gloves of some sort to help soothe the patches of sores that may be on display. You may also want to check on the food that they are eating. familiarize yourself with the type of dog food that is appropriate for your dog's individual health and weight. Some dog foods can be managed but it's wise to feed them a good quality food that doesn't promote weight gain. It's a good idea to see what your dog is allergic to before bathing him, changing his diet and checking his blood. Some symptoms are like hair loss or patchy hair loss. This could indicate that your dog is experiencing a mild skin condition. Some symptoms are similar to a severe skin allergy.