Lyme Vaccine for Dogs

A lot of vaccines have been developed to prevent the disease which is caused by the causative organism of the Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi. The vaccination procedure takes the form of getting an initial vaccination which is followed by a booster vaccine after about 2 to 4 weeks while annual booster will be given for as long as the disease is still rampant.

Your vet may demand that your dog is tested and studied in order to determine the type of vaccination which would best suit your dog. The dog’s age and other factors are always considered before the vaccine is administered.

The Lyme vaccine is not compulsory for all dogs. It is only recommended for dogs which are found in areas with a high risk of the Lyme disease outbreak. Before getting the vaccination for your dog, a visit to the vet is recommended.

The only important vaccine to prevent dogs from tick-borne disease is that for the Lyme disease. There are no other vaccines to protect dogs from other types of tick-borne diseases such as Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis. As well as the vaccine may work, proper tick control methods with periodic testing may be the best ways to keep yourself safe from tick-borne diseases. The tick control methods can keep your dog safe from Lyme disease exposure.

The control methods include:

  • Frequent bodily checks of yourself and the dogs and eliminate all ticks
  • Make use of a reliable method of tick control.
  • Make sure to avoid tall grasses or wooded areas which may be likely spots for ticks.
  • Speak to your vet for the best advise on tick control.