Humans aren't the only species at-risk of infection from Lyme disease. Dogs, cats, and even horses are vulnerable.

Check out the following facts about Lyme disease and pets below.

Did You Know?

Lyme disease causes symptoms in up to 10% of infected dogs.

There were over  690,000  reported cases of Lyme disease in dogs over the past five years. 

While Lyme disease is more rare in cats and horses, they are still susceptible to infection, and Lyme-positive cases are increasing.

Symptoms may take  several months to appear.

Infection cannot be directly transmitted from pet to human or human to pet. However, the same tick  may infect both human and pet.

Animals are susceptible to infection year-round.

Crisis Lifeline

Lyme patients are at-risk of suicide due to the accompanying decrease in quality of life. If you or someone you love is suffering from depression or suicidal ideation, contact your physician immediately or call the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline




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