Can Cats Get Lyme Disease from Ticks?


Yes, it’s possible for cats to get Lyme Disease from ticks although cats aren’t as known to get Lyme Disease as their dog counterpart, especially due to many being indoor cats.

A lot of cats that do get Lyme Disease may not display any visible symptoms. Others may display symptoms like very stiff working, sensitive reaction when touched, and difficulty of breathing. In more serious cases, cats that get Lyme Disease from ticks that may develop kidney problems as well.

The main bacteria in Lyme Disease that’s responsible for causing the above symptoms is Borrelia burgdorferi. If you have an outdoor cat that likes to spend time in places where ticks are known to lurk, such as wooded areas and lawns, then we would strongly recommend doing a careful of your cat’s body whenever he comes home.

Disclaimer: The content on is for informational purpose only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian when in doubt.

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