My dog has Lyme disease :(

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

My sister’s dog has had it for about 4 years.  She is 6.  She has had no issues since treatment 4 years ago when my sister found out, and is doing just fine. 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m sorry I don’t have any experience with it personally, but just fyi the vaccine is not 100% protection. We don’t get it for our dogs either.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My greyhound was treated for TLD before I adopted her. That was over four years ago, and she’s fine.

 

not sure about cost of treatment though, sorry. hopefully it’s not as bad as heartworm treatment (from what I’ve heard).

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

FutureDrAtkins:  Aww poor guy!  I’m sure he’ll be fine now that he’s been diagnosed and will be treated!   My only suggestion would be to check him thoroughly for ticks after an outing going forward.  My dog is in the woods every day, is vaccinated for Lyme, and is also on Revolution, and we still check for ticks daily.  We’ve thankfully (and surprisingly) have never found one on him.  Let us know how it goes! 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I pray for strength for you to return the favour and carry him now that he needs it, I know it can be very emotional to see your four legged kids suffer; and I pray that his little body will be strong and will fight off the disease, that he will reach the other end unscathed and that he will not have any reoccurring symptoms ever again!

I am not too familiar with Lyme’s disease. But I have been through a few close calls with one of our girls, when we just got her she had such a severe parasite infestation that she almost died (rescued her off of a dodgy breeder) and under advisement of our wonderful vet we fed her Royal Canin’s Recovery. That saved her life (that and meds of course)! Every time one of our doggies need some extra help when sick or after surgery we feed them Recovery, please note that you have to do this under the guidance of your vet it is not just an ordinary food. What I do is mix a heaped teaspoon with the dried dog cubes, and serve it morning and night with their meals. Our girl is a Boston terrier so she is more or less in the same weight group as your boy. What is brilliant about this food is you can give it to your dog with a syringe if they are unable to eat on their own; it’s almost like baby food.

 

Hope this helps! The best of luck to you and lots of internet hugs!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Ours was diagnosed with it 2 years ago and after antibiotics has had no further treatment, symptoms or illness of any kind. Make sure you do all follow up blood testing and I’m pretty sure the outcome will be fine.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Best wishes for a successful treatment!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

FutureDrAtkins:  My dog had it a few years ago. I noticed she was lethargic, and she would alternate limping on different limbs. She is perfectly fine! The only thing is that when tested for it at her routine visits, she still tests positive, but it’s not due to an active infection.

It sucks that we do everything we can to prevent nasty little bugs from biting them, and they can still get it! However, it seems like this is pretty common.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My beagle is 8 now and has had lymes since she was 2. After the first treatment she hasn’t had any additional symptoms or treatment. She is a very healthy and spunky 8 yr old pup. 🙂

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