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Posted: 07/01/19 01:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

AARRGGHH! Had the dog's annual physicals done last Friday and Jesse tested positive for anaplasmosis. He's had it in the past so the vet is going to do blood work and a urinalysis to see if it's the old infection or a new one and to ensure it isn't causing any organ issues. He is not symptomatic in any way. We switched to Nexguard at the suggestion of the vet and we've seen a marked decrease in ticks on them but it only takes one. Stupid ticks!

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I'm sorry to hear this news.


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Posted: 07/01/19 04:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had to read up on anaplasmos. Hope for a speedy recovery for Jesse. Will the vet treat it with doxycycline?

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I had to read up on anaplasmos. Hope for a speedy recovery for Jesse. Will the vet treat it with doxycycline?

I am assuming if the secondary test shows positive then yes. He has no symptoms so it's possible that it's just leftovers from his first bout of it. I'm growing concerned about myself now-I've been bitten by two ticks over the past couple of weeks. I have no symptoms but am paranoid because we leave for our Alaskan vacation in a month! Because of this we are changing to boarding the boys at the vet's kennel rather than our normal kennel. We checked our their facility last week and it's very nice plus a whole lot smaller than the other one.

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Our fur baby contracted Ehrlichiosis several years ago (just one more of the dozen or so nasty diseases ticks carry), and although she was treated at the time, she still always tests positive, but shows no signs of the organism.

Nexguard is good stuff. She's been on it for a couple years now, and ticks seem to leave her alone. For YOU, my I suggest treating your clothing, particularly socks and pants, with permethrin? Sawyer makes a 24 ounce spray bottle that will do 8 garments for about $15 from Dick's Sporting Goods, Home Depot, or Cabela's. Garments treated will eliminate ticks for 6 washings or about 6 weeks. I've been using it for over a year, and the only ticks I've picked up have been when NOT wearing those clothes. I live in tick heaven here, on 26 acres of woods and fields, and this stuff keeps me tick-free.





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naturist wrote:

Our fur baby contracted Ehrlichiosis several years ago (just one more of the dozen or so nasty diseases ticks carry), and although she was treated at the time, she still always tests positive, but shows no signs of the organism..


Our Sasha was supposed to have Ehrlichiosis when she left Turkey. A SNAP test showed positive and she was treated with Doxy, but never had clinical signs of disease.

We did a titer test to differentiate species of Ehrlichia (I wasn't as familiar with the species usually found in Turkey) and she tested negative. We either had a false positive on the SNAP test done before we got her, or she had exposure to the tick borne disease and never actually got the disease.

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Posted: 07/02/19 10:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Save the possums (they eat ticks)


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For YOU, my I suggest treating your clothing, particularly socks and pants, with permethrin?

I may give it a shot but I have hypersensitive skin that reacts to a lot of substances that in reality it shouldn't. What's happening is we'll take the dogs for a walk, come home then they will sit on the couch next to us. The ticks will crawl off of them and onto us, sometimes unseen. I check myself thoroughly but sometimes you just miss them.

Save the possums (they eat ticks)

LOL! Haven't seen any around yet. The critters are just starting to come back into the neighborhood now that the last house is just about built.

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Jesse does NOT have Anaplasmosis. He has some "inflamed cells" in his urine. We are now checking his thyroid to see if that is the cause. Vet indicated it could also be a bladder infection or bladder tumor. He has no bacteria in his system but he is currently on Clavamox for a skin infection. This happened about 4 years ago as well, at the same time as another skin infection. Hoping the testing shows a thyroid issue and this turns out to be the cause so we don't have to x-ray or ultrasound his bladder. They are going in for canine influenza shots in a week and the vet will do another urine check to get a status. Oh, joy, I get to chase Jesse around with a cup again! [emoticon]

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Posted: 07/10/19 06:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow, I hope you get some resolution soon!


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