my male was Dx with lyme last yr. he was placed on abx for 1 month and retested 3 months later. and showed his body was fighting it.
the other day he had a liver enzyme test done and showed his liver wasnt working right. new med for that was 78 bucks for 2 wks to be retested in 30 days.
in more cases of lyme in dogs it makes they joints hurt. and they have many joints in there feet. you may want to invest in dog boots. i have them for both mine.
james as for the flea and your dogs rash. it can be a allergy. my male has only been bit by 2 fleas his hole life and both times it was a 200 dollar vet bill. he lost almost all his hair too.
licking can become a habit in dogs. so it needs to be addressed fast. you can use boots for walks and then socks when inside. i have seen dogs who will lick till they lick to the bone.
we had the puppies outside for most of the day yesterday and wouldnt you believe it. we found a lil tick crawling on 1 of the pups. this is the first tick i have seen here in 3 yrs. as they are only 5 wks old today. they are way to young to use anything on them.
but i am going to treat my yard for them. i will have to do it in 2 parts. the front yard first then after it is safe for the pups to go back on it i can do the back yard. they have to be able to go outside. less poop for me to have to deal with.LOL and with 8 of them i have a poop factory here.
hugs to all who love there furry babies too.
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