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Old March 29th, 2014, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Barkingdog View Post
Thank you ! How did your dogs do on doxycycline ?
They do well. As long as we give it with food, they tolerate it well. Capsules go down easier than pills, and have the added benefit of not irritating the lining of the esophagus as much if they get temporarily stuck on the way down.

Originally Posted by Barkingdog View Post
I read if your dog has Lyme there is a good chance one person in the house does too.
Only because it implies that the people have also been in areas with ticks. Nightly body checks are a must if you live in tick country--you can really cut down on the number of cases of tick-borne disease by spotting them early. It's not 100%, though--some ticks are too small to spot, for instance. Others are too well-hidden.

We've never had a human case of Lyme's in the house, although we've had some canine cases. Anaplasmosis, on the other hand, seems to be on the rise here and much more common than Lyme's--generally, if we find one case, we'll find more...
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