Lyme’s Disease in Cats: Can Felines Contract Lyme’s Disease?

Lyme disease is probably not a concern for cat owners. Although the bacteria that cause
Lyme disease is capable of infecting cats, the disease has never been seen in a cat outside
of a laboratory setting. However, because Lyme is potentially quite severe and is common
among humans and dogs, it is wise to know how the disease is transmitted and what the
signs of infection are in your pets.


Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.