We very strongly recommend that you vaccinate your dog against Lyme Disease especially if they spend a majority of their days outside in forested or high grass areas. Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of a tick that is carrying the disease. It can be devastating if undetected. It causes joint pain, fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, and ultimately, if not treated, kidney failure and death.
We also recommend that the animal is treated with a flea and tick preventative to help keep the ticks from being able to bite.