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Emo won't go outside or stand up.

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Re: Emo won't go outside or stand up.

Postby pat » Wed May 25, 2016 11:10 am

you can't wait too long after the first year of the rabie vaccine. if it is too long, then emo might not be able to get the 3 year vaccine.
same goes for the lyme.

how is emo doing? better? lyme is a had problem, but, at least you got emo in time and saved her life.
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Re: Emo won't go outside or stand up.

Postby Juska » Wed May 25, 2016 11:18 am

She's back to normal, like nothing even happened. Seems the doxycycline is doing its job. Just a happy old dog again :) I think her vaccination was in June or July so there's time, I believe, since it hasn't been a whole year yet. I'll see about getting it done soon.
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Re: Emo won't go outside or stand up.

Postby pat » Sun May 29, 2016 10:54 am

Juska,

so glad emo is doing good.

on the lyme shot, according to my vet. (unless it was about $$$) after the 1st lyme vaccine, the dog should get another one in 30 days,
then another one in 1 year, after the year, they can get the 3 year lyme vaccine.

so what would happen if we just got the 3 year one? that is what confuses me. almost the same the rabie and distemper. the very one should be 1 year, then 3 year, don't know why my vet did the 30 day first...
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Re: Emo won't go outside or stand up.

Postby Juska » Tue May 31, 2016 10:23 am

No idea. Might be a gradual buildup in exposure to generate antibodies, instead of giving one super-loaded vaccine. I am going to hold off on giving her any vaccines until her advanced lab results come back in a few months. If they come back good and the vet clears her, then I will get her vaccines for rabies and Lyme. I'm not a big fan of the Lyme vaccine series because it's not a "guaranteed" vaccine like rabies, etc. Kind of like the flu shots they give people. Don't count on it protecting you.
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Re: Emo won't go outside or stand up.

Postby pat » Tue May 31, 2016 12:59 pm

I don't have no idea what the difference would be in the series of lyme shots.
according to my vet, they claim the lyme vaccine has improved :shrug:

I will tell you this though, a few days before Anna went missing, I did see a big tick on her,
but, the tick was dead. however, it looked a little bloody around where the tick was.
I of course removed the tick.

so far, that is the only time I seen one her. she didn't even have any after her almost a week missing.

just glad Emo is better..
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Re: Emo won't go outside or stand up.

Postby Juska » Wed May 17, 2017 12:45 pm

It has been about a year now, and Emo has not had any signs of Lyme disease (knock on wood). I decided to not give her a Lyme vaccine. Both dogs have been getting the Nexgard flea and tick chewables. Apparently, I've read, only about 5-10% of affected dogs ever show symptoms (they just carry it without becoming sick)...poor Emo.

I came to the decision about the vaccine after reading some articles about it. Here is an excerpt from one of them:
http://healthypets.mercola.com/lyme-dis ... -dogs.aspx
There is a vaccine available for Lyme disease, but I don’t recommend it for a couple of reasons.
This vaccine is known to send the canine immune system into overdrive, triggering a number of serious secondary reactions including autoimmune disease.

Many pet owners believe the vaccine will prevent ticks from attaching to their dog. This isn’t the case – you will still need to apply a topical tick repellent to your pet.

For dog owners who have their pets vaccinated for Lyme disease and use chemical repellents, it means a double dose of toxins for the animal, which of course means two potential triggers for toxicosis, a disease condition due to poisoning.

For this reason, more and more veterinarians are recommending that dog owners skip the vaccine and use only topical anti-tick products to prevent ticks from attaching to your pet.
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Re: Emo won't go outside or stand up.

Postby Ana » Wed May 17, 2017 6:53 pm

Wow, that had to be so scary. Thank goodness everything is okay.
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Re: Emo won't go outside or stand up.

Postby Juska » Thu May 18, 2017 10:33 am

Very scary. I drove over a hundred miles that day she was taken to the vet, to be with her. I left work and drove straight to the vet office without stopping. I made it there just as the vet was coming into the exam room. Then I stayed at mom and dad's for a few days and worked remotely to make sure she was okay, before going home.

I wasn't there for Max when he crossed the rainbow bridge (both of my parents were, though) and I want to be there for Emo when her time comes. Hopefully that will not be for a long time yet, but this whole thing was kind of a wake-up call that she's not young anymore...
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Re: Emo won't go outside or stand up.

Postby Ana » Thu May 18, 2017 7:53 pm

I experienced something very similar recently. I'm thankful, really. It's given me the chance to rededicate myself. <3

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