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    February 22nd, 2013Adminsymptoms of lyme disease

    what are the symptoms for lyme disease and ticks in dogs???

    Infected dogs may be lethargic, have a poor/loss of appetite, or a fever (103 – 105 F). Dogs may also experience lameness shifting from one joint to another, fatigue, kidney damage or failure, heart disorders, or neurologic involvement (e.g. aggression, confusion, overeating, seizures). Dogs can be infected with the Lyme bacterium but not exhibit any noticeable symptoms. Dogs appear to have the same expression of disease as humans, therefore, humans have been considered an animal model for dogs. Transplacental transmission has occurred in dogs.

    Coooooooo did a great job of answering. In addition to the clinical symptoms she lists, many vets now do yearly Lymes tests during annual exam. If you live in an area where deer ticks are prevalent, I highly recommend the annual tests. Two of my dogs have tested positive, despite the fact that I use Frontline. I even had a friend who contracted Lymes when we were on a hike with our dogs; we hiked Saturday and she was already having symptoms on Sunday, and diagnosed Monday.

    I’ve heard questionable things about the vaccines, and I have not chosen to go that route for either myself or my dogs despite the obvious Lymes risk in my area.

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    February 22nd, 2013Adminlyme disease
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    Houston, Texas (February 2013): To educate the public about the threat posed by Lyme and other tick-borne diseases in Texas, the Texas Lyme Disease Association (TXLDA), with support from the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness, supporting initiatives, and promoting advocacy to find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, will    .. more …

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    February 15th, 2013Adminlyme diseae treatment

    My husband was just diagnosed with lyme disease. He is almost 100% bedridden with excessive fatigue, aching, swollen glands, and 102 fever. How long will it take for him to see improvement enough to function again. I know it will take around 1-2 weeks to feel 100% improvement, but I was wondering how long until he’s feeling well enough to not be miserable? Thanks.

    It really depends on how long he has had the disease. If he has just been infected, a few months of antibiotics could totally rid him of the disease. However, if he doesn’t know when he was infected, he may never totally get rid of the disease but he will certainly start to feel better with proper treatment. Are you aware of the many controversies surrounding lyme? Is he under treatment? Are you seeing a lyme specialist? These are all really important questions you may want to research. This is no disease to fool around with and unfortunately is not supported by the medical community, insurane companies or the government. Best of luck. Hope he feels better son.

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    February 1st, 2013Adminlyme disease rash
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    Early Stage Lyme Disease:Headache Stiff neck Fever Sleep disorders, or brain wave disruptionsTemporary muscle AchesTiredness Unique Enlarging Rash/Bruise (3 days – few weeks) Late Stage Lyme Disease:Profound fatigueFlu-like symptomsSevere headache (Migraines)Fevermuscle aches and pains (mimic arthritis) Vision ChangesRash (possibly a bull’s eye rash)A Natural Lyme Treatment that Prescription Drug    .. more …

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    February 1st, 2013Adminlyme diseae treatment

    Our vet discovered a tick on our dog during his last check up. He is now displaying problems which he never had before. They came on very quickly after being on a steroid for an ear infection.

    Ticks in the adult stage are not difficult to see. Symptoms of lyme – The dog spends most of it’s time lying down and resting. It usually only gets up to eat or eliminate. It walks slowly and may limp. It makes sense that symptoms became obvious after the dog received a steroid. Steroids suppress the immune system and would have allowed the spirocetes to multiply and take over. I don’t understand treating an ear infection with steroid. Antibiotics are the treatment for infection. Steroid only treats symptom of infection. Steroids are contraindicated with Lyme. I recommend you find another vet if they prescribed the steroid.

    Lethargy, inappitance, stiffness, and pain. Deer ticks (which spread Lyme Disease) are very very small. Even your vet would have trouble finding one. Most likely the signs are due to something else. Side effects from steroids can be increased drinking, increased urination, and an increased appetite. What kind of symptoms is your dog showing?

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    February 1st, 2013Adminlyme disease in dogs
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    Wireless pet training devices are effective supplements to your pet housebreaking needs. These devices are also known as pet containment systems primarily because they aim to train pets not to wander far from your property. There are certain repercussions when you allow your pets to stray away, such as health problems that no only affect your pets but also the entire family. Lyme disease has been    .. more …

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