Our chocolate female, Maya, had her 1 year exam this past Monday. Along with her heartworm test they did a test for Lymes disease. The test came back positive for Lyme, which apparently only shows that she has Lyme antibodies in her blood, meaning she's been in contact with the bacteria at some point. We had used Frontline on her all year, and had only picked a couple of wood ticks off of her over the previous several months time, not bad for Wisconsin. Our vet went through all of the possible symptoms of Lymes, such as loss of energy, vomiting, diarhea, stiff joints, fever, and Maya never showed any signs of any of them. This seemed to stump our vet a little. She sent us home, told us she would contact the company they get the tests from and see what they recommend.
Vet called us back the next day and wanted us to come back in for a quantitative test to see how high the levels of Lyme antibodies are in Maya's blood. Went back in and gave more blood on Friday. Got the call today and were told her levels are 115, and that they treat anything above 30.
My wife and I have done as much reading on Lyme disease in dogs as we possibly could in the past week, and it seems to us that the general consensus among most lab owners is not to treat dogs that aren't showing symptoms, so that would be the way we are leaning at this point.
Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated!!