RECOMBITEK® Lyme is recommended for the vaccination of healthy
dogs 9 weeks of age and older as an aid in the prevention of disease associated
caused by Borrelia burgdorferi.
RECOMBITEK Lyme vaccine uses advanced technology to block the transmission, from
tick to dog, of the spirochete that causes Lyme disease. This bacterial disease
is the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in Canada. The signs of Lyme disease
can take months to develop, and are easily mistaken for signs of the flu or arthritis.
Lameness due to joint pain is the most common symptom, but Lyme disease has also
been associated with kidney problems.
Areas of Risk for Your Pet
Deer ticks are found in grassy areas (including lawns), brush, shrubs, and woodlands
– particularly along trails. They prefer moist humid areas. If you take your dog
camping, to the cottage, or for walks in parks and wooded areas, they are at increased
risk. Advise your veterinarian of these types of activities, and ask about Lyme
disease vaccination to protect your pet.
Incidence in Dogs Across Canada
According to IDEXX Laboratories 2007 National Incidence Survey Results, participating
veterinary clinics reported 747 cases of Lyme positive dogs in Canada. The best
defence against Lyme disease is to have your dog vaccinated.
20 x 1 ds
50 x 1 ds
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