Message Number: FHL4828 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "possum1213"
Date: 2008-05-02 11:22:18 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Lyme Disease

--- In, Vicki Montgomery
<ferretfrenzy@...> wrote:
> I've recently received information about lyme disease and dogs
becoming very aggressive when infected, but returning to normal
behavior when treated..........Since ferrets have a common ancestor
with dogs, that's my understanding, can they contract lyme's disease
or does any one know if they have natural immunities? <

I would "assume" that any animal who is bitten by ticks could be
susceptible to lyme disease, just as humans are. My husband actually
was diagnosed and treated for lyme disease a couple of years ago. I
didn't notice any excessive aggression from him. LOL

My local animal rescue group has been discussing this same thing.
Another interesting thing that came from the discussion is that some
dogs may become very agressive when fed too much protein, if they are
protein-sensitive. I wonder if this could apply to ferrets who are
aggressive for no known reason. Could lowering protein help with that?



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