Pets can go months after being bitten by an infected tick before showing malaise, fever, joint pain and other signs of Lyme disease, says veterinarian Samantha Murray, and some never develop symptoms. Antibiotics help in most cases, but the disease can progress to polyarthritis or life-threatening kidney disease, and Dr. Murray says combining topical and oral tick preventives conveys stronger protection than monotherapy.
Veterinarian: Combining anti-tick treatments can prevent Lyme disease
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