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    August 30th, 2013Adminlyme disease
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    August 30th, 2013Adminlyme disease in dogs
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    Are Annual Shots and Tests Necessary?Heartworm, which can result in congestive heart failure, can be fatal if not caught and treated early. It used to be found mainly in the South, but it is now seen throughout the U.S. Therefore, vets recommend that all dogs receive an annual heartworm test and, if negative, a prescription for heartworm prevention medication to protect against this disease. The    .. more …

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    August 23rd, 2013Adminlyme disease

    My daughter has a mysterious rash that came from a bug bite. I’m worried that it’s Lyme disease. Do I need to take her to the ER tomorrow, or should I wait until Monday? I called today to make an appointment, but there was nothing available until Wednesday. How urgent is this?I’ve been pulling ticks off the kids and dog all day. In the last few days, the ticks have gotten bad.

    If the rash is from Lyme disease, you need to get her started on a dose of antibiotics. Lyme disease can cause painful arthritis-like soreness in the joints, as well as other problems. Make sure she sees the doctor on Wednesday (or sooner if she starts feeling sick).

    I believe you can take your time, as there is no cure for Lyme disease.

    Not urgent at all. Lyme disease can only come from a tick. If it looks like a red circle get it checked.

    If it’s a target shaped rash, it’s definitely lyme disease, which she would need antibiotics for (there is a cure, the other person is retarded). if it’s not suspiciously target shaped, I wouldn’t worry and just keep an eye on it to see if it goes away on its own.

    It’s not a terribly fast progressing disease, although going before the rash disappears would help in diagnosis.

    Take a photo of the rash for future reference. Also, be advised that ticks can carry other bad stuff besides Lyme disease. A tick bite is a serious concern.

    Good sources of info about Lyme disease:

    http://www.lymedisease.org

    http://www.ilads.org

    http://www.canlyme.com

    http://www.lymeinfo.net

    http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org

    http://www.lymenet.org

    http://www.lymedoctor.com

    http://www.touchedbylyme.org

    http://www.facebook.com/lymedisease.org

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    August 9th, 2013Adminlyme disease in dogs

    My dog got lyme disease when we were up in the delaware water gap. We brought her to the vet and they gave us antibiotics. It has been about a week, and every other day ahe can barely walk. I can’t bring her on hikes anymore, and I’m really worried. She is taking the medicine for another 5 weeks. Do I just need to wate it out. She is an 8 year old labrador.

    Friends credit the Tick-L group list for saving the life of there Lyme stricken dog (their vet was too conservative with the antibiotics) – at her worst she could not STAND – she’s now 13 and participated in the sr vets fun run at the whippet national last month.If there is no improvement after this past week I think checking with them would not be a bad idea- Sprite showed improvement in DAYS once she got on the right dose….I think this is it: TICK-L@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM

    She should get better soon if u keep her on medication

    but if she doesnt take her back to tha vet

    but dont worry she will get better

    Lyme diesease affects the joints and causes swelling and pain just like arthritis and there will be good days and bad. the meds should help but she might always have the illness since it is hard to get rid of. keep her away from stairs and jumping and apply warm wet towels on her joints for a good 10 minutes to soothe them then gently do little circle massages all over her hips and back and joints to get the fluids flowing.do this every day and just take her for short walks when she is up to it.when the meds are done u can give her asperin in the am and pm to help any inflamation in the joints and give the asa when needed which is usuerally 1 per 40 lbs of weight but i would only use 2 a day since it can cause stomach problems, then just 1 when she is having pain. hopefully after the meds are fininished she will improve and with these methods she might start feeling better. feed her cooked hamb or lean chichen with veggis and a scrambled egg for protien every 3 or 4 days and u can also give her vitamin b complex daily along with oyster pills to build up her immune system.i hope she improves and try this before u make any other decisions and give the meds and treatments time to work. good luck

    If you catch it soon enough she will be fine otherwise she could be left with lasting bone problems or possibly a premature death

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