Bottom Line/HEALTH: How do I know if my dog has Lyme disease?
Dr. Richard Horowitz: Well I’m not a veterinarian, but what I do know about dogs is—I’m a big dog lover—they can get a Bell’s palsy, just like a human can, where half of their face is paralyzed. So they may have a drooping face, and they’ll start being lame, they’ll start limping. Those are some of the most common symptoms, but dogs get symptoms very similar to humans—they can get nerve problems, they can get lame, they can get Bell’s palsy. This is a real problem with animals because horses and dogs will pick it up very easily, so the vet would know better than I would, but those are at least some of the symptoms I know about.