This is a good thread! I don't have a carpet; I have hardwood floors. I can't easily get to a hose, but the hind legs thing works as long as I'm not between them. I just have to remember to get out from between the dogs before I do anything stupid. Maybe I could just spray their faces with one of those plant spray things?
Sophie update is interesting, but a bit sad. After petit mal seizure and lame paw, I took her to vet (today). Vet said sounded like a Lyme flare, THEN, as she was palpating, she found yet another tick (in the winter??) with a circular rash. Dr. H. said we didn't even need a test (I can't afford), and she asked if I wanted Mino. for Sophie, bc Doxy is in such short supply (see post above). I opted for a Doxy script, but Rite Aid had evidently been getting so many people with the Doxy problem, they had started a discount program. Sometimes it's nice to live in a small town, although the CVS was charging 75% more!
What was really interesting was what transpired afterwards ( see "interesting" info. post above).
You know, in a way, Sophie's Lyme is almost worse for me than my own. When I had (let's keep that in the past tense) C. Diff., Sophie stayed by my side the whole time, and I just concentrated on her so I could keep going.
Well, I just gave her some Benadryl to help her with her herx, post Doxy.
Of course, I can't afford Doxy indefinitely, even with the discount.
This whole Lyme thing is starting to get really surreal.
Margaret, 52, Low immune globulin, Lyme, c. diff., complete thyroidectomy, remote breast cancer, IC, Babesiosis, Bartonella, etc.
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