Dogs get lymes. Dogs can get lyme disease, as mild or severe as humans. As with people, it can affect the skin (usually earliest sign), but then in second stage, it can affect joints, and it late stage cause heart and brain disease. The organism is the most common spirochete-causing disease in the world. Needs high index of suspicion by physician, diagnosis, and proper treatment.
See below. If it has tick-paralysis, find the tick and remove it! once the tick is removed the paralysis should abate within a few hours but sometimes (with certain species of ticks) the paralysis (even after removed) may last for up to 48 hours afterward.