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Lyme's Disease Question

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A friend who isn't an RTFer asked me to post this. Her 14 month old was recently diagnosed w/ Lyme's. Titer is 66, which vet says indicates "having the disease, as opposed to just exposure". The dog hasn't been vaccinated. She also shows no symptoms. There were a couple days of feeling a "little punky", but absolutely nothing since then.

Their home-visit vet is very circumspect of her requiring the doxycycline treatment and so I'm posting to try and get a general (vets especially please!) consensus of what is appropriate for this dog.


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Treat. Definitely. Doxy will not hurt the dog. I just put one of mine back on Doxy because his effort level seemed down. He was intially treated with 6 weeks of doxy at 400 for 2 weeks, then 800, then 400. If he shows an improvement in his effort level, may keep him on long term..... There are some very well know field trialers that are now keeping their dogs on Doxy year round, and some do a course annually.
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