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Mar 27, 2015

Dear Dr. Hershey, 

My vet just told me that my dog, Harper, just tested positive for Lyme's Disease. He seems to be normal otherwise, what does this mean for him, and is it contagious to me? 

Thank you,

Mary Beth


Dear Mary Beth, 

This is a timely question because the ticks are out in Minnesota. Ticks live for many years, and can survive the winter in a dormant stage. 

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