OK, so let's see if there is anyone out there that is a vet, knows a vet, or plain and simply knows about health issues with dogs. Here's the story. Every year one of our dogs always gets a tick on her muzzle. I think that she does because she is the one that really loves to do nothing but guard our place. We have a very large pine tree within the confines of our fenced yard, and this is one place where she frequents.
I have noticed over the past year or so that she is doing something rather strange. Only this one thing, she is very healthy and happy. But at night when she is sleeping, or rather trying to sleep, she does a motion with her jar that sometimes wakes me up, it is very pronounced. I am wondering if she has sustained Lyme's disease from a tick. I don't know if this an affliction that is only common to humans, but I wonder if it may also be transmitted to dogs. I could only describe it as she is chewing on gum, I used to think that is may have been some sort of strange seizure.
I am fully aware of seizures in dogs, we had one that had full blown seizures and was on medication for this, only to have to be put down due to continuing grand mals. So, I do not think it any form of seizure. She makes kinds of a noise, described as clicky, smacky, sound, but is hard to define. Lyme's disease affects the central nervous system, I have read that. Any guesses or knowledge about Lyme's in carnivores would be appreciated. Great day. Cindi