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#103000 - 11/10/10 07:23 PM Re: Ehrlichiosis on my 7mo Puppy [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Just wanted to update. We weren't able to pick him up today but we'll tomorrow morning. It's a 6 weeks BO training (42 days) and he started the BO on Thursday,September 30 but yet We spoke to the trainer the last week about picking him up one day before (today instead of tomorrow) and she said that it'd be okay. But yesterday she called us and told us to wait one more day as we've agreed before, she wanted to spend another day with him. So, tomorrow I'll post the the results of the bloodtest.

And thanks Braver,Val & Lisa for pointing that out hugging
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#103549 - 11/12/10 12:25 PM Re: Ehrlichiosis on my 7mo Puppy [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Ok turns out that the trainer was actually giving him 200mg of doxy 100 mg in the morning & 100mg at night. My bad, seems like I understood it wrong.
I got the results of the bloodtest with me, i'll post the results:

Hemoglobin...14,9 g/dl (12-18 g/dl)
Hematocrit.....45% (37-55%)
HCM.........33.1% (31-36%)
Leukocytes......11.200/mm3 (5.000-15.000/mm3)
Interus index......7.5 (7.5-20)

The differential

Segmental Neutrophis...75% 8.400/mm3 (3.000-11.500/mm3)
Segmental Eosinophil......1% 112/mm3 (100-1.000/mm3)
Segmental Basophils ......0% 0/mm3 (0-100/mm3)
Segmental lymphocytes......24% 2.688/mm3 (1.500-5.000/mm3)
Monocytes...............0% 0/mm3 (less than 2.000/mm3)

Platelets: 180.000/mm3 (150.000-500.000/mm3)

Ok then at the bottom it says 'frotis' which I think would be 'smear test' in english.

Red series: normocromica,normocitica. (I don't know how to translate that to english)
White series:normal
Platelets:presence of macroplatelets & reactive platelets

Ok i don't know if that made any sense..I just can't seem to find how to say it in english..

Thanks
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#103580 - 11/12/10 02:21 PM Re: Ehrlichiosis on my 7mo Puppy [Re: Helios]
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Great job getting all the information!

With Ehrlichia, what you look for first is abnormalities in the red blood cells and platelets, which is what you have. Often you'll see issues with monocytes, sometimes lymphocytes.I'm not sure I've *ever* seen monocytes at 0 - don't know what that means, might be the way the lab looks at it?

Macroplatelets I think are large platelets - I've been told those represent newer platelets, the body trying to produce new ones.

The stuff about the red blood cells, I always have to look up, but frankly, the bottom line is that they are not normal.

Since you are seeing abnormalities in the bloodwork, I would get to at least 5 mg/*kg* twice a day, preferably 7-ish. The aggressive dose is 10 mg/*kg* if it"s tolerated.

I would treat for 2-3 months, doing bloodwork (CBC and differential, what you have above) at about the 1 month mark.

Now, what I would do, and what a vet will do might be two different things...
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#105063 - 11/16/10 03:46 PM Re: Ehrlichiosis on my 7mo Puppy [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Thanks lisa!
I couldn't log in before thanks to the fact that my computer fried. We'll be leaving to the vet in a while & discuss everything, I also need to weigh him in order to change the dosage. He's about to be 8MO(this friday) . Thus far i haven't had any problems with the dosage he's been getting, in fact he eats the pills without any problem!
He's been gaining weigh perhaps thanks to the doxy or because hes home again.
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#105085 - 11/16/10 05:28 PM Re: Ehrlichiosis on my 7mo Puppy [Re: Helios]
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I was wondering what happened to you!

Glad all is going well, do keep us updated thumbup
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#106149 - 11/20/10 09:52 AM Re: Ehrlichiosis on my 7mo Puppy [Re: MaxaLisa]
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We went to the vet. She checked him & told us that his weigh is okay that he seems to be underweight but that she expects him to be like that being 8MO and that it's better for him to be like that for his hips.
She also told us to give him probiotics and recommended me to not give him yogurt but instead just buy a probiotic (i don't recall why).
I told her that I read that I should inscrease the dosage and She explained me that the anamaplasmosis works in a sistematically way thus the bateria is not active yet & that
We're just treating for prevention and that we need to keep an eye on him, monthly bloodtests.


She recommended me to feed him in the morning before the Doxy at 9 AM & because I was making him wait to much time when feeding him which I never thot about.
I was feeding him at 1-2pm then 8pm and then i was making him wait till the next day at 2PM to eat again.

She also told me just like my trainer's vet that it's common in such breed.. that we shouldn't worry if we keep an eye on him.

And helios....well he seems wayyy more hyper I feel like he'll eat me if I don't tire him out.. fetch



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#106208 - 11/20/10 03:06 PM Re: Ehrlichiosis on my 7mo Puppy [Re: Helios]
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Yes, give doxy with meals, it is very hard on the stomach. Give probiotics separated by a good 2 hours from the doxy.

I think it took Patti's Grimm about 6 months with no treatment to start seeing the platelets start dropping. At least your vet will be monitoring bloodwork.

It is common in the breed, unfortunately.
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#106753 - 11/21/10 09:54 PM Re: Ehrlichiosis on my 7mo Puppy [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Thanks Lisa.

I've one question tho I just noticed a doxy pill under his crate :o:o:o I'm not sure But I think It may be from this morning or who knows It may actually be an older one supposedly given my mom while im at college but that's not the point. I always give him the pill in the crate since it's black I'd notice him dropping the white pill..well seems like I didn't.After giving him the 9PM dosage I found the Pill.
Can be there any cons for not following the treatment every 12 hours?:s I'd look it up myself but my cellphone is being stupidly slow...

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#106760 - 11/21/10 10:06 PM Re: Ehrlichiosis on my 7mo Puppy [Re: Helios]
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I think as a one-time thing, it's okay. In general, of course, not good. But one time shouldn't be a bad thing, just make sure that you give that pill at the end of the treatment too. I dip the pills in yogurt before I feed max to make sure he takes his. It's also important that they don't get stuck in the esophagus - they can cause ulcers if that happens.
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#106894 - 11/22/10 04:51 AM Re: Ehrlichiosis on my 7mo Puppy [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Thanks Lisa! smile
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