I wanted to pass a little information to you all that cache with your pets, and also to make you aware of this as it can also affect humans. My dog was in serious joint pain and overall tenderness this week, lack of energy, and shivering at times. My first thought was lyme disease, as she has already experienced that quite a few years ago. Off to the vet we go, only to find out after blood work and testing in the office, that it is not lyme, but another tick issue called anaplasma. This is apparently just starting to get around in Maine, as I understood it. There is no vaccination like for lyme. Be aware if you get sick or your pet gets sick that it could be this, and keep a good watch out for ticks. They are very abundant in some of themidcoast areas. From my research on the internet it sounds like it may be a relative of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.