Did you know that dogs (and cats) can get Lyme Disease? A tick-borne bacteria, Borrelia burgdoferi, is the culprit, so prevention of tick and other insect bites is key to protecting your pet. Learn more about this debiliating and potentially deadly condition via the following lideshow for PetMD: Five Signs of Lyme Disease in Dogs Thank you for reading this article. Your questions and comments are completely welcome (I’ll respond). Please feel free to communicate with me through Twitter (@PatrickMahaney) and follow my adventures in veterinary medicine by liking Patrick Mahaney: Veterinarian Acupuncture Pain Management for Your Pets on Facebook. Copyright of this article (2015) is owned by Dr Patrick Mahaney, Veterinarian and Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. Republishing any portion of this article must first be authorized by Dr Patrick Mahaney. Requests for republishing must be approved by Dr Patrick Mahaney and received in written format.