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    March 28th, 2014Adminlyme disease in dogs

    Fleas and ticks are the biggest enemy of animals/pets. Fleas and ticks are the parasites that survive on animal body and feed blood from pet body. Fleas are the tiny parasite that is of brown color insect and lives on pet skin and survive by sucking blood of animals. Fleas not only cause irritation and pain to the animals but it also causes medical problems like Flea Allergy Dermatitid (FAD),    .. more …

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    March 28th, 2014Adminlyme disease

    Human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) is a bacterial infection spread by ticks – parasitic arachnids that feed on the blood of their hosts. Because Lyme Disease is also carried and spread by ticks, HGA has drawn many comparisons in the world media. In the United States, where Lyme Disease is common, there have been fears spread in the media that anaplasmosis could spread like Californian wildfires    .. more …

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    March 21st, 2014Adminsymptoms of lyme disease

    How soon do the symptoms start appearing? Is it treatable? And what other diseases can dogs get from ticks? Symptoms of those?

    Do you realize what you just asked takes about a full week of lectures in a college Infectious Disease course?As someone who has taken such a course, I’ll try to summarize:In a lab, Lyme disease symptoms can take 2 to 5 months to appear after exposure. The most common symptoms are lameness, loss of appetite and fever. In some dogs, Lyme can affect the heart and cause heart failure, or the central nervous system and cause uncoordination or weakness. And in a few rare cases, Lyme disease can cause a fatal kidney inflammation and shutdown (Lyme-associated nephritis).Symptoms of Lyme are vague. A dog can get any, all, or some of them. And once Lyme disease causes problems, it can be difficult to cure completely (that’s why human physicians commonly prescribe medication after tick bites – you can cure Lyme if treated right away.) Once a dog is sick, the symptoms often do get much better with antibiotics. But sometimes the disease just hides and the dog relapses later. Or the dog may be perfectly healthy the rest of it’s life – there’s no guarantee.But not all dogs who test positive for Lyme will get sick, either. Your vet will guide you in the proper course of testing and treatment. The best thing for you to do is prevention:1) Keep your dog on a tick preventative (Frontline Plus kills ticks; Advantix, Vectra 3D, or the Preventic collar repel and kil ticks) all year round (there is some stage of some species of tick active all year round).2) Avoid tick habitats as much as possible. Mow your grass, and walk your dog on a leash where he stays on the sidewalk.3) If he’s been in the woods or fields, check your dog for ticks daily. Remove any you find. (If you like, take it to the vet for identification. Only certain species carry certain diseases. The vet can also send it to a lab to see if the tick had Lyme, or he can test your dog – and repeat the test in 30 days if appropriate).4) If you live in a Lyme-endemic area (like the Northeast or Great Lakes US), and your pet is commonly exposed to woods or fields, consider getting him vaccinated against Lyme disease.Some other diseases that are commonly carried by ticks include:Rocky Mountain Spotted FeverEhrlichia canisAnaplasma phagocytophilum (also used to be called Ehrlichia equi)Anaplasma platysBabesiaThese diseases have varried symptoms. Most can cause fever (but that is not always seen). Some cause vascultis (which you see as a spotty rash and/or warm edema or swelling). Some cause lameness like Lyme. Some cause hemolytic anemia (you’d see signs of blood loss like weakness or pale gums or sometimes you might notice pink urine or a yellow tint to gums, eyes and/or skin). Some cause decreased platelets (you might see bruising, a spotty rash or unusual bleeding).

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    Lyme in dogs is treatable. Some dogs have no symptoms some dogs have lameness. If you suspect Lyme disease see your vet for a very simple test that takes about 10 minutes and only 2 drops of blood to run. It will tell you if your dog has lyme disease or heart worm or another tick born disease

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    March 21st, 2014Adminlyme diseae treatment

    When it comes to caring for this delicate tissue, acetyl L carnitine stands out as one of the most vital components in maintaining function and promoting the enjoyment of sex.What is Acetyl L Carnitine?Acetyl L carnitine, known as ALCAR, is often taken in supplement form by body builders. ALCAR is an important amino acid — a building block for proteins. It helps the body produce energy, along    .. more …

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    March 7th, 2014Adminlyme disease in dogs

    I am currently waiting for the vet to call with their finding regarding my dog’s ailment. she has a bite that red around it the size of a nickel. she does not seem lethargic and she eats as normal, but she is having trouble walking and is in pain in certain positions. a few weeks ago i was diagnosed with lyme disease and, oddly enough, these were my exact sypmtoms. i barely had a fever, i had no rash, no nausea, but i could hardly walk and i was lethargic. (apparently most people with lyme have a high fever and many much exaggerated flu symptoms) is it possible for a dog to have lyme disease and only present two symptoms: joint pain and rash? Has anyone ever experienced this?yes, i told the nurse this morning about my condition. i have been ready a lot of blogs and such from owners who had trouble getting a diagnosis for lyme on their dogs, when in fact the dog did have it. this is understandable considering that i was sick for two weeks before my doc figured out what was wrong.thanks for the help!

    Yes. One of my dogs tested positive for lyme disease when I was having her heart-worm tested and she showed no symptoms of it. Many dogs don’t show symptoms or take a while to show them.

    Yes, it’s perfectly possible – and the fact that the ticks in your area have the disease to pass on makes it quite likely. Does your vet know that you have been ill with Lyme’s recently?

    My dog had lymes disease and no lie. I know how people lie on this thing. Joint pain is a symptom. My dog was limping the first day, second day she couldn’t walk at all she couldn’t eat go to the bathroom all by herself. Your dog has Lymes disease.

    Yes. It’s entirely possible. Tell your vet that you had lyme diesease too, it may have assed from you to your dog.

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