Hello from venezuela! I'm new to this forum and just joined thanks to lisa
Im a proud owner of a 7MO GSD!
Back to the topic,I just found out that my puppy has Erhlichia..
ATM he's not with me, he's about to finish a 6 week BO training (but that's another story...
My trainer's personal vet had a bloodtest done on my puppy this wednesday and yesterday we were told the results & he came up positive for Ehrlichiosis just one +. Everything else seemed just fine. According to the trainer he hasn't shown any symptons thus far...
But I know that when he started the BO he lost appetite for a few days and also weigh but we didn't think of anything else but only that it was because he was staying in the trainer's house, & he's been running like a maniac there..
He had eczemas, we treated him and everything seemed okay and now this.. Im reading that sensitive skin and rash are one of the symptons..
My trainer did the bloodtest because he's about to finish his BO training and because he has a Bleeding Gum. I've been reading Lisa's Articles and one of them says that spontaneous bleeding is one of the Symptons.I don't really know if that'd be considered as spontaneous bleeding though. I've noticed it when I go there to play/work with him. And I've to add that according to the trainer it's not always bleeding one day it'll bleed & another won't though, I'm not 100% sure because he's not with me & who knows what's he's doing there..
We were told that we shouldn't worry that it's "very" common in such breeds and rottys....
Although It's only one + she wanted to treat him for "20 days"
. She tells me that one of her dogs came up positive for it, also with one + and that the dog is okay.
We'll check him with our vet when he's done with his BO training(this wednesday). Im worry because I don't know how bad it is. He's being treated with doxiciclina, 100 mg per day.. He weighed 29KGS(64LB) when he was 6MO, he's 7MO now & no idea how much he weighs now..
I've been reading that the Dosage should be 3-5MG/LB and He's just getting 100MG. I also read on one of the articles that lisa has in her signature that it should be 5 to 10mg per day per Kg for 6 weeks and He's just being treated for 20 days..
The trainer's personal vet did a Full blood exam I don't have yet the results with me I just know that the results were fine. The trainer will give me the FBE this wednesday. But besides the fact that he has Ehrlichia he's just acting/being a crazy puppy..
- Just FYI He uses frontline and the Preventix Collar
I just can't wait to pick him up this wednesday...