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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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    and that it is the key in dogs and humans - catch it early
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    I'm hoping that is maybe what's wrong with my best buddy. Vet took blood on Friday should know something today. Vet doesn't think so, so most like it is time. Vomiting, not eating much losing weight fast. Drinks normal, and is still very happy, which makes it even more difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabmgb View Post
    I'm hoping that is maybe what's wrong with my best buddy. Vet took blood on Friday should know something today. Vet doesn't think so, so most like it is time. Vomiting, not eating much losing weight fast. Drinks normal, and is still very happy, which makes it even more difficult.
    Symptoms as you describe can often be caused by the hot humid weather we have been subjected to.
    Hope all turns out well.

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    Absolutely. This hot, humid weather has my dogs eating half of what they usually do. No air - conditioning in the house. My man wants to cut back on the hydro bill .... $%^&*()
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    Blood work came back good, Vet said too good. He figures cancer. He is getting worse almost every day. Have pills for him that has stopped the vomiting and helping him to eat. He doesn't seem to be in pain and still follows me where ever I go and wagging his tail, which makes it hard

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    I'm so sorry to hear that. Never an easy decision.
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