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DateJan 30, 2023
CategoryLyme Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicTick
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Question:

She had a tick on her and I pulled it off but there is still a red circle. Should I be worried? What are next steps?

Answer:

Hey! Please go see your local veterinarian and have them prescribe your dog Doxycycline for 30 days which is the treatment for Lyme disease to catch it early. Your vet may have other advice, so see what they say! I hope this helps. Dr. Lindsay Butzer ALSO keep your dog on flea and tick preventing!

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DateJan 19, 2023
CategoryLyme Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicMedicine for Lymes
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What is the best antibiotic or medicine for Lyme disease for our dog ? Thanks

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Hey! Please see your veterinarian to get the correct antibiotic or medication for Lyme disease. The most commonly used one is Doxycyline but I cannot prescribe it here. You need a diagnosis and to go to Vetster.com to get a virtual vet apt to get it prescribed and sent to you through petmeds.com I hope this helped! Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateDec 31, 2022
CategoryLyme Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicQuestion about Lyme disease
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What are the noticeable symptoms of Lyme disease in a dog

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Hey! Being lethargic and limping are classic signs of Lyme disease in dogs. If you suspect they have it or have ticks around please take your dog to a local veterinarian. I hope this helps! Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateNov 6, 2022
CategoryLyme Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicNovyny
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Novyny

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Your question didn't come through, but since you chose the category Lyme Disease, here is a direct link to our article about Lyme Disease: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/lyme-disease-in-dogs-cats-17.html

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DateOct 20, 2022
CategoryLyme Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicLyme disease
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Could I get medication for Lyme disease for dogs over the counter in a cvs ?

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No. The antibiotics that treat Lyme disease require a prescription from a veterinarian that has met and diagnosed your dog face-to-face. Here is a link to our article about Lyme disease treatment: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/lyme-disease-treatment-dog-cat-17.html

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DateOct 4, 2022
CategoryLyme Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicLong Term Effects of Lyme Disease and ehrlichia
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I am considering adopting a dog who was diagnosed with Lyme disease and ehrlichia. It was caught on routine bloodwork. Foster mom reports that the dog is a bit underweight but is showing no other signs of illness. She is eating and drinking and has good energy. How concerned should I be about long term effects of this?

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It's really impossible to say - some (most actually) dogs do fine and their immune systems clear it really well and they never have any issues, then others have chronic issues (joint, kidney, etc.) then there's everything/anything in between.

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DateSep 25, 2022
CategoryLyme Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicMedication
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Can I get medication from you to treat my sons dog for lyme disease? He doesn't have a regular vet he takes her too and does all her vaccinations himself. I know she has lyme disease from when I took care of her and took her to the vet and they said she had it then 2 years ago. Now she sometimes can't walk on her hind legs and she limps when she walks.

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Legally, in veterinary medicine, a veterinarian that has met her face-to-face must approve a prescription.

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DateJul 4, 2022
CategoryLyme Disease
Pet TypeDog
Topiccan a dog have chronic lyme disease
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My lab who is 12 and has had a lyme disease takes doxycycline and gets better almost immediately and then about 10 days after stopping it comes back and he limps badly in front legs.Can it keep reoccuring in dogs even after treatment?

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Yes, it is possible, but not very common. Here is a link to a really good article about Lyme disease, written by another veterinarian, from a really good site that I trust: https://veterinarypartner.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=19239&id=4952009

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DateMay 26, 2022
CategoryLyme Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicLyme disease
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Our dog is 14 and has had lyme since her first vet visit when we adopted her at 7 years old. She has flare ups, but during her last one she no longer tolerated doxycycline. She was vomiting and not eating. We had read about a holistic treatment with ledum palustre. Does this actually work and what dosage should you give a 15 pound dog? The company that makes it (boiron) only gives dosage info for humans. She's also been diagnosed with canine cognitive dysfunction and is on selegiline and galliprant for pain. I assume it's safe to add holistic treatments into the mix, right? Thanks for any info you can offer.

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I am not familiar enough with holistic medications to advise you on this. Try consulting a veterinarian that specializes in holistic medicine, often found at your local veterinary school or on websites like JustAnswer.com.

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DateOct 7, 2021
CategoryLyme Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicLyme disease
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I need medication for my 5 year old American pit Bull terrier . I found a tick on his back and removed it . Within a few days he started with a deep cough like a whooping cough unproductive as he brought nothing up. His weight is up and down and now has started vomiting

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Of all the symptoms Lyme disease causes, coughing and vomiting are not 2 of them so I would really recommend having your veterinarian check him out and rule out other causes (there are many possibilities). We treat Lyme disease with Doxycycline so that would require approval from a veterinarian that has met him face-to-face anyway.

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DateJul 8, 2021
CategoryLyme Disease
Pet Typenull
Topicfound 2 ticks on top of scalp
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my pom was 3 weeks late getting his dose of Simparica. I found two dead ticks embedded in scalp. removed with tweezers, washed with peroxide the put triple antibiotic gel on the bites that looked more like scrapes. he received simparica about 7 days ago. he was vaccinated 3 years ago for lyme, however a different vet said he was borderline lyme about 3 months ago. other than keeping the scrapes clean and ointment on them do you suggest a better treatment

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At this point, just keeping an eye on the bites and routine rechecks (if he was "borderline lyme" I assume they are going to recheck him) for Lyme, if that is a problem where you live.

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DateSep 29, 2020
CategoryLyme Disease
Pet Typenull
TopicKidney issues
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How can I tell if my dog has developed Lyme nephritis? She suddenly has vomited bile as well as frothy pink liquid speckled with blood. She also has diarrhea. She was treated for Lyme in January 2019 and in May tested negative for proteinuria, but she is presenting now with the vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. She appears nauseous and frequently smacks her lips as well.

Answer:

Have your veterinarian check her blood work - her kidney enzymes will be elevated if it is Lyme nephritis. The blood work will also help rule in or out other problems (liver disease, pancreatitis, etc.)

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DateJul 21, 2020
CategoryLyme Disease
Pet Typenull
TopicAntibiotic
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We had a friend who is a vet give an unofficial diagnosis of Lyme disease on my dog (lethargic, long and somewhat smelly pees, paint and swollen joints, can’t stand on his own) but she told us to pick up antibiotics for him, recommending Amoxycillin or Doxycycline but never told us which. Is one better or more effective than the other for Lyme?

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In general, Doxycycline, is more effective.

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DateApr 13, 2020
CategoryLyme Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicLyme vac
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Hi. We have 2 young basset hounds (2 & 18 mos) and a 5yrold Boxador. We travel to Michigan from SC in the summers and usually get the Lyme Vaccination before we leave because it seemed to be worse up there. Do you still recommend doing that or are you against it. I'm confused by what I read. We have them on heartworm and flea and tic preventative monthly also.

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It really depends on what part of Michigan you are going to - some parts have no higher incidence than South Carolina. Use this map to help you and your veterinarian weigh the risks vs. the probability of coming into contact with it: https://www.avma.org/javma-news/2019-07-01/heartworm-lyme-risks-expected-grow

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DateMar 21, 2020
CategoryLyme Disease
Pet TypeCat
Topiclyme disease in cats
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can cats get lyme disease? i was told it is very rare for a cat to get it. is this true?

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Yes, that is true - we basically don't see it in cats although I think someone was able to infect a cat in a laboratory setting or something like that.

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