Lyme Disease: Why Don't Dogs Show Clinical Symptoms?

February 25, 2017

Richard Marconi, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, disagrees with the idea that dogs don’t show clinical symptoms of Lyme disease because he says the symptoms are just not outwardly obvious.

Richard Marconi, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, disagrees with the idea that dogs don’t show clinical symptoms of Lyme disease because he says the symptoms are just not outwardly obvious. Unless more invasive approaches are taken, you can not usually see that a dog is developing symptoms of the disease.