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Lyme Disease Treatments
There are a number of diseases that put your animal at risk, such as Lyme disease. At Nall Hills Animal Hospital, we specialize in Lyme disease treatment, ensuring your animals are well cared for at all times.
What is Lyme disease?
Lyme disease is a common disease among pets that is transmitted through ticks. It is caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi, which is a type of bacteria. There are a number of symptoms associated with this condition, including:
- Lack of appetite
- Swollen joints
- Difficulty breathing
- Sensitivity to touch
- Stiff walk with an arched back
If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, getting them to the veterinarian as soon as possible is key. The longer your pet goes undiagnosed for Lyme disease, the greater the severity of the condition, and the longer the treatment.
Lyme disease diagnosis in Overland Park, KS
In order to successfully treat Lyme disease, it must be properly diagnosed. We go through your animal’s medical history to start the evaluation. Then, Dr. Goodyear may recommend a combination of tests, X-rays, and other evaluation methods such as urinalysis fecal exams and a blood cell count to get to the bottom of the issue.
Lyme disease treatment in Overland Park, KS
If your animal has been found to have Lyme disease, we have a series of treatment options that can assist in curing the disease. Some treatment recommendations include the use of Doxycycline, which is a form of tetracycline. Amoxicillin is also used in special cases. Treatment length depends on the severity of the condition, and the condition of the animal. In some cases, a prescribed antibiotic treatment may not entirely eliminate the infection, so follow-up care is always recommended.
Making sure your animal is in their best state of health is one of the most effective prevention methods for Lyme disease. We have a number of recommendations to help prevent the onset of Lyme disease. Some of these methods include inspecting their skin on a daily basis or using topical products such as sprays and collars.
No one wants their pets in pain. Having an Overland, KS veterinarian close by to ensure your pets get the healthcare they need provides peace of mind. The team at Nall Hills Animal Hospital wants to make sure you have everything you and your pets need. From the time you enter our facility, to the time everything has been settled, customer satisfaction is our main priority. For excellent service, call Dr. Goodyear, our veterinarian in Overland Park, KS at (913) 341-8836 to set up an appointment.