It’s that time of year again, wood ticks are back in full force, bringing with them the possibility of Lyme disease. The most prevalent cause of Lyme disease is a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. This bacteria is transmitted through the bite and feeding of an infected tick. When an infected tick attaches to the host the bacteria begins to transmit in 24-48 hours. Not every animal or person that has been infected with B. burgdorferi will develop Lyme disease, only about 5-10%. If your pet is one of the unlucky ones, Wapiti Labs Inc. offers a line of holistic animal supplements that will help your pet feel better sooner!
What to look for
- Symptoms of Lyme disease in dogs include:
- Lameness in one or more limbs
- One or more swollen joints
- Enlarged lymph nodes
A smaller percentage of dogs who have become infected with B. burgdorferi will develop Lyme nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys). Dogs with Lyme nephritis may show a chronic history of weight loss, lethargy, vomiting, and inappetence. Their water intake gradually increases over a period of two or more weeks and they urinate more often. In advanced stages, dogs may develop edema (puffiness) of their limbs.
How to Prevent Lyme Disease
There is no way to completely prevent your dog from developing Lyme disease. But you can reduce the risk of him being exposed to B. burgdorferi with the following three-pronged approach:
- Use a high quality flea/tick preventative all year long. Nymph and adult ticks can become active in winter when the ambient temperature is above 37 degrees Fahrenheit and there is no snow on the ground.
- Check your dog nightly for ticks. Ticks that are removed within 24 hours of attaching to your dog are less likely to transmit burgdorferi.
- Talk to your veterinarian about vaccinating your dog for Lyme disease if you live in a region where Burgdorferi is prevalent. Most Lyme vaccines are more than 90% effective at preventing Lyme disease. But like most vaccines, their effectiveness can wane over time.
Which product can help?
Wapiti Labs Inc. has a couple different options that can help your pet suffering from Lyme disease.
Mobility: Our Mobility Formula is made from Elk Velvet Antler (EVA) and herbs to naturally increase the body’s natural immunity, bone and joint strength, mobility, and to support several benefits listed below. EVA supports joint, flexibility, and mobility by maintaining the synovial fluid (fluid that lubricates the joints). Supports normal liver and kidney function. Supports a healthy immune system and normal blood cell health. Promotes healthy eye function along with promoting normal stamina and endurance. Maintains healthy bone and connective tissue along with joint structure and function.
Strength – Our Strength Formula naturally helps dogs and cats stay in peak condition. When your pet slows down or seems weak, you can restore warmth and reestablish strength in your companion. The liquid is a natural blend of elk velvet antler and natural herbs.
Recuperate – Our Recuperate formula supports the body’s normal inflammatory response. Disperses blood stagnation; invigorates and moves the blood. Supports the natural healing process and normal recovery time, and helps maintain normal disposition. Manages discomfort and tissue damage and helps your pet recover faster.
GI Tract: Our GI Tract formula reduces discomfort due to buildup of gas in the stomach. Helps support digestion, anti-viral, anti-toxin, reduces colds and overall health. Also increases appetite, abdominal pain, stress, anxiety, improves movement of intestines and bowels.
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