Lyme question for dog owners...

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Dowa
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   Posted 11/2/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering if you lymies that own dogs have vaccinated them with the Lyme vaccination? My son just got a new Great Dane puppy and the vet wants to vaccinate her with the Lyme Vaccine?  They live in  NH and there are many tics there. My golden had Lyme so he was not a candidate for the vaccine. I know years ago it was banned for people after many were crippled by it. May I get your opinons about it , good and bad?  Thanks all...  Dowa

Lovelabs
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   Posted 11/2/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
My lab pup almost died from that vaccine a couple years ago. I do not vaccinate any of my dogs for Lyme. I heard it is only 30% effective. Not good enough for me. I just use advantix each month on them and knock on wood no problems yet. I live in tick central, too. I'm not telling you what to do but wanted to share my experience with you. Maybe others would disagree.

Dowa
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   Posted 11/2/2009 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you lovelabs. What kind of treatment can they give if your pup does have a reaction to it like yours did? I mean once the pup is vaccinated the damage is done, correct? My gut instinct is to stay away from it but my son wants to do it because our golden retriever had Lyme, poor guy.  Gee 30% effective, of course the vet did not tell him that. Thank you for your reply.   D

Lovelabs
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   Posted 11/3/2009 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I remember the vet telling me if the pup had another vaccine it could kill him. Friends of mine always have their dogs vaccinated. And no problems from it. Although one actually got lyme anyway. We just had a bad experience with the little guy. He is almost 4 now and he has shown no signs of any problems from it. That is a tough one. Maybe go online and do some research. Then make your decision.

alone&scared
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   Posted 11/3/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
All of my dogs are vaccinated. But, i did this before realizing what the people vaccine had done. We have ticks all over the place here, so I wanted to protect them. I keep getting them the booster each year just because they didn't seem to get sick at all from the first ones. I honestly don't know if I would do it again...I just don't know!

Dowa
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   Posted 11/3/2009 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Its a tough decision and all of us here know about the suffering with Lyme first hand. Great Danes are such a big-boned dog I did now want to see her have problems.  Thank you all for your replies. D
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