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Description: Deer ticks are responsible for transmitting the bacteria (borrelia burgdorfer) which causes Lyme disease. If your dog becomes infected by borrelia burgdorfer and is not treated, your dog's health could be compromised. Lyme disease could make your dog arthritic and cause joint disease. It could also cause glomerular disease which is a kidney disease. Some symptoms to watch for are: Arthritic and lameness fever, weight loss, lethargy,

Contributing factors: Deer tick bite which transmits a bacterial infection.

Herbal Treatment: Some herbs that may form part of a formula are: Cat's Claw from South America is an anti-inflammatory / immune booster and is useful in treating Lyme disease. Kudzu helps to reduce tension in face and neck muscles and has been used to treat respiratory infections. Licorice helps to counteract the symptoms of chronic fatigue and neurological symptoms.

Homeopathic Treatment:
Homeopathics are medical formulas based on a theory of like cures like and highly diluted quantities of medicinal substances are given to cure symptoms.

Essential Oils:
Every essential oil has a unique and distinctive fragrance which stimulates the immune system, body and emotions in a precise way. The essential oils are diluted with a carrier for delivery because they should not be used in concentrate form. Carriers range from sweet almond oil to watermelon seed oil, each possessing individual healing traits. Essential oils are purposefully matched with individual carries to achieve a specific result. Some essential oil formulas may contain the following essential oils for this disorder:

Flower Essence Elm for stressed out dogs due to illness. Olive helps to revitalize. Gentian promotes interest in life. Hornbeam to increase energy.

Other:
Reiki or other types of therapeutic touch is beneficial. It has been our experience dogs respond positively to the healing human touch.