My BC Mix tested positive for lyme. He did not exhibit any of the obvious "lyme" signs and i only found out about it because of another issue which required blood work. I was wondering if that was typical of the breed or if it was just him.
Thank you for posting information and for good wishes.
I will add this may be a regional specific post. I was wondering if any BC people living in rural areas with high occurrences of lyme had experienced similar difficulties detecting the physical symptoms of lyme. If difficulty detecting the physical symptoms tends to be breed specific or a dog by dog case.
It was very hot this summer and my dog spent more time in his cool hang out spots than normal, but was otherwise his normal gainly sprightly self. Lyme is quite common in my area which is considered a high risk area. We are all on alert for it.
I also know it is not uncommon for lyme to go undetected in dogs and people. The most obvious signs my non bc dogs have displayed -they curl up, don't want to get up and won't eat. Other signs -which prompt testing in my area include lameness, mild arthritic like symptoms, mild lethargy and depression.
I totally misunderstood your question - sorry about that! You are wondering whether BCs are less likely to show symptoms if they have Lyme disease. (I have no experience with it, so can't give any insight.)
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