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GEOGRAPHY

What is the Lyme disease threat in your area?

Since Lyme disease was discovered in humans in 1975 and in dogs in 1984, the disease in both humans and dogs has been spreading geographically. Human Lyme disease has been found in all 48 contiguous states.1

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

Where you live can help you determine the level of risk for your dog.

GEOGRAPHIC AREA DISEASE THREAT KNOW THE FACTS
High Risk An endemic area — most dogs are at risk, and the threat is near-constant and pervasive – Lyme disease remains endemic in the Northeast and north-central United States
– Studies have shown that most unvaccinated dogs living in endemic areas will eventually test positive for Lyme.2,7
Medium Risk An endemic area — most dogs are at risk, and the threat is near-constant and pervasive – From 2005 to 2010, human Lyme disease cases doubled or almost doubled in North Dakota, Indiana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and West Virginia1
– Dogs in these areas can be sentinels for Lyme disease in people
Low Risk Some dogs at risk, and the threat is present in some areas – Human Lyme disease has been found in all 48 contiguous states1
– Dogs are at risk in any area where human Lyme disease has been diagnosed
– Dogs in these areas can be sentinels for Lyme disease in people
– Clinical signs can be confused with many other diseases
– If your dog travels to a red or orange zone area, the risk increases significantly



FOR MORE GEOGRAPHIC DETAILS ON RISK

Go to the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) website at petsandparasites.org. It has some helpful parasite prevalence maps that allow you to see the prevalence in your area for Lyme disease. Just follow this link: Parasite Prevalence Maps.

CANINE RISK FACTORS


Learn the facts about how to assess risk by geography and exposure to deer ticks.


PREVENTION


Lyme Disease is largely preventable through tick control and vaccination. Get important details.


CASE STUDIES


Read about real dogs that were diagnosed with Lyme disease.