Can I tell if a tick I removed from my pet carries Lyme disease?
You cannot visually determine if a tick carries Lyme Disease. The tick must be specially tested in a laboratory. We can help you if you want the tick tested. Any dogs who have ticks need to be vaccinated for Lyme Disease immediately, if they have not been vaccinated within the last year for Lyme. They may also need Lyme disease testing, and oral antibiotics.