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#67749 - 07/24/10 07:39 PM Re: First Chiropractic/Acupuncture Visit [Re: MaxaLisa]
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I think I need to talk to the vet directly. DH was relaying what they talked about and he's usually pretty good about getting his information right, but the bill says there is still a positive for anaplasma, but he told Randy the results were OK. And the vet did do a draw for CBC. I don't have the results of that yet - will have to call on Monday.

It's hot and we've been staying in the basement most of the afternoon. The predicted high was 96, with a heat index of 106. I know other parts of the country get worse weather than this, but in New England, that's just not comfortable and I prefer cooler weather.

Aodhán seems to be feeling OK from what I can see. Her behavior is about what I would expect, considering the heat and all. I still plan on keeping a pretty close eye on her.
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#67788 - 07/24/10 09:57 PM Re: First Chiropractic/Acupuncture Visit [Re: Woodreb]
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Originally Posted By: Woodreb
..... but the bill says there is still a positive for anaplasma, but he told Randy the results were OK. And the vet did do a draw for CBC. I don't have the results of that yet - will have to call on Monday.....


If that is the case, you are in a whole 'nuther ballgame, one which can be more fatal if not treated aggressively. I hope that the bill is wrong. If it's not wrong, and your vet didn't jump on this, I would be concerned.

If you can get a copy of the bloodwork when it gets it, I would be very interested in seeing it.
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#67791 - 07/24/10 10:08 PM Re: First Chiropractic/Acupuncture Visit [Re: MaxaLisa]
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If Aodhan were still positive for anaplasma, wouldn't the vet just keep her on the Doxy a few more weeks to knock it out of the ballpark? Or? Maybe it's okay, since the vet said the results were OK? I am sending good thoughts to you, Randy, Aodhan and Caleb! Grimmi sends wags. Hopefully, Aodhan wub of The Glowing Chuck-It will be feeling better soon with her treatments. Good for you for staying cooler in the cellar. We also can hardly wait for fall!
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#67793 - 07/24/10 10:20 PM Re: First Chiropractic/Acupuncture Visit [Re: Braverhund]
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Titers can rise when antibiotic treatment starts - it often wakes up the immune system. It's possible that the anaplamosa titer was not high enough to register on the first SNAP, but once treatment began, it rose enough to be picked up on the second SNAP. The SNAP picks up lyme at a lower titer than anaplasmosa...

I wonder if there was any "operator error?"


Edited by MaxaLisa (07/24/10 10:31 PM)
Edit Reason: forgot a word!
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#67960 - 07/25/10 02:36 PM Re: First Chiropractic/Acupuncture Visit [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Lisa,

I spoke with my husband a little more on exactly what the vet said and according to the test the C6 for Lyme was clearly negative. He thinks that the other result is a false positive based on this:

"Whole-cell antigens of the Borrelia
burgdorferi spirochete are assumed to be
rapidly sequestered by the follicular dendritic
cells (FDCs), resulting in long-lived B cell
memory."

from http://www.idexx.com/pubwebresources/pdf...white-paper.pdf
(I understand that this particular statement is specific to the Lyme, but apparently the concept can apply to the others as well.)

And we're doing the CBC and he'd like to recheck the CBC in a month or two, depending on the results of this check.

In any event, we'll be keeping a close eye on her and continuing to monitor. While she didn't have liquid poop on the doxy, it was rather soft and sometimes not well formed. I hate to keep medicating unless there's a good reason for it.

She's energetic and there have been no signs of limping for the past couple of weeks.
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#67962 - 07/25/10 02:58 PM Re: First Chiropractic/Acupuncture Visit [Re: Woodreb]
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On the C6 antibody in the SNAP, it's that long-lived memory which means that the SNAP takes a long time to go negative, typically.
That statement wouldn't explain why there would be a positive for anaplasmosa though?? The two tests do not cross-react.

It is not uncommon for dogs to have more than one tick disease at a time. I would consider sending blood off to Protatek for a tick panel to check titers. The SNAP is a pretty limited test.

It will be interesting to see the CBC.
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#67963 - 07/25/10 03:02 PM Re: First Chiropractic/Acupuncture Visit [Re: Woodreb]
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Energetic and no sign of limping, groovy and you and your vet seem to really be keeping on top of this. thumbup Yeah! happyboogie I'm glad that Aodhan tolerated the Doxy well with just slightly soft poop. Did you have to give pepcid with it? Doxy makes Grimm vomit. Everything here is crossed crossedfingersthat with her treatments and the chiro that Aodhan will continue to be her bouncin' an' behavin' self! penguin I remember the pics of her and Caleb on vacation, at, I think, a cabin? Those were adorable! Looking forward to seeing more of happy, healthy Aodhan and sidekick Caleb. wub
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#153445 - 05/03/11 11:00 PM Re: After about 10 Months of Chiro and Acupuncture [Re: Woodreb]
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Originally Posted By: Woodreb


Then she went with him up to the holistic vet for her chiro and acupuncture treatment. He said that the vet told him she actually has less muscle mass in her right hip/leg than the left, so she's concentrating a little more on that side with the acupuncture treatment. (from last July)



DH took Aodhán for her treatment on Monday and I had him ask how the muscle mass in her right hip is now that we've been working on her since last June/July. In addition to her chiro and acupuncture I've been making sure that she gets a couple of miles of walking in every day. (Except for during the worst of the winter - way too much snow and ice for either one of us.) Well the vet said there was almost no difference in the muscle mass between the two legs and she is very pleased with Aodhán's progress. So am I! I think maybe we're doing something right here and my girl is feeling way better and often behaves more like a puppy, especially when it's walk time or time to go play ball.

crossedfingers that she keeps on doing good and improving.
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#153476 - 05/04/11 03:09 AM Re: After about 10 Months of Chiro and Acupuncture [Re: Woodreb]
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That's just huge! So great when we find a way for our seniors to just keep getting better. I too hope she keeps improving laugh

eta: Just noticed the time frame - sometimes it takes some time, doesn't it? What great dedication smile


Edited by MaxaLisa (05/04/11 03:20 AM)
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#153481 - 05/04/11 04:59 AM Re: After about 10 Months of Chiro and Acupuncture [Re: MaxaLisa]
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That is wonderful news smile
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