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    My 9 year old black lab was tested positive for Lyme. He starts 4 weeks of doxycycline antibiotic today. He shows no signs or symptoms, it was detected with blood work for heart worm. Has anybody else had a dog with Lyme and how was the outcome ? His test number was high 117 H.

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    Our Brittany tested positive this spring 114 on the blood test, after 1 month of antibiotics she is doing fine.

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    My dog got Lyme when she was 6. Got her on the meds, and lived to 13 with no negative effects.

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    Our friend's 6 year old yellow Lab got it. He probably had it for at least 6 months before being diagnosed and getting the doxy antibiotics. He definitely was affected - arthritis-like symptoms, slow getting up or playing, could no longer jump into the car, etc. Elbows were swollen. Listless. He never fully recovered but he's 75% better after a course of the antibiotics. Not sure about dogs but in humans you really never get rid of it if you wait until it's late stage. The bacteria sequesters until you get run down again, then it flares up again.

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