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Can I Get Lyme Disease from My Dog?

The short answer is no. Luckily, if your pet has contracted Lyme disease it is not contagious. However, the life cycle of ticks are generally “three host ticks,” so if your pet has a tick on them when coming in the house, the tick can feed, and drop into the environment, which can then cause a risk to us.If the tick then latches on to you, then you can get Lyme disease from the same tick if it is a carrier. Ideally, having your pet on prevention will stop it from dropping into the environment and look for a second or third host. If they are not on prevention, always check your dog over whenever they come in from outside, to ensure there is nothing latched on!

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Written by Briarwood Animal Hospital

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Last updated: December 21, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Briarwood Animal Hospital