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We live in a high risk area. Two years ago I got Belle vaccinated for Lyme, and she was down for the count for 2-3 days. Lying and sleeping all day, not herself at all. She also got a big "fatty tumor" at the injection site, which took a looooong time to go away.

Last year I didn't give her the vaccine, and I was thinking of doing the same this year.

Except there's TONS of ticks in the area after our mild winter. I check her carefully, but it's hard to catch them all, especially the extremely tiny black-legged ticks that carry Lyme.

But I've heard that the Lyme vaccine isn't always effective, and can be unsafe.

Suggestions? Personal anecdotes?
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