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#208290 - 01/25/12 07:08 PM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: LJsMom]
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Things are much more clear and less panic-inducing when you actually get to talk to the vet. smile

She called me today and I was actually able to get clarification about what is going on. Apparently, one of the techs thought there might be a bit of 'dye' on the Lyme portion of the test. Three others looked at it, including our doctor, and didn't see anything. Our vet mentioned that, without having a number to start with in regards to a Lyme level, she doesn't really want to put Risa on doxy because she has nothing to compare to once the course is over. I totally understood but asked if there was anything we could do without waiting--like running a C6. Running a C6 alone is pricey (like $100). But we could send another blood sample to Idexx, have them run the Snap test there, and they would run the C6 (for an additional $30) if they thought there was a positive result on the Snap test.

So I scheduled another blood draw for Risa tomorrow and we'll see where that leads us. If it's negative, GREAT! But, if not, at least we've caught it in early.

And, if it's not Lyme, then I guess I may need to look into a joint supplement for the Muttski.
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#208317 - 01/25/12 08:51 PM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: DancingCavy]
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crossedfingers Hoping the tests come back negative for lyme.
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#208368 - 01/26/12 04:06 AM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: PositiveDog]
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That sounds like a good plan.

She's on a joint supplement, isn't she?
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#208399 - 01/26/12 08:54 AM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Nope. Ris doesn't take any joint supplements. She should but she's not. It's something I keep meaning to do but never get around to. And I've always worried that something in them will set her off. I'm looking at some of them now, though.
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#208837 - 01/27/12 04:55 PM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: DancingCavy]
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Yeah, you'll have to be careful with her, but, particularly with her activity level, I bet you'll see a difference with them.

I used to use Osteobiflex, but most versions have MSM now, so that's out for Max and Risa. I use Cosequin (Cosamin and Costco) and am experimenting between Trixsyn and Jarrow's hyaluronic acid in capsules for sensitive boy Max. I'm looking at different glucosamine products too, just for fun, but haven't tried any yet.
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#208857 - 01/27/12 06:08 PM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Got a call from our vet today. When they ran the test at Idexx, Risa tested positive for Lyme. They ran the C6 to determine the level and I think it was like 60-something (I can check to be sure). So her doctor set up doxy for her and I'll pick it up and start her on it tomorrow.

I am glad I went with my gut feeling (and everyone else's gut feeling too!) and had her retested. Though I didn't exactly need more bad news in my day in regards to my dog!

Joint supplements will have to wait for now. frown
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#208858 - 01/27/12 06:15 PM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: DancingCavy]
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I'm sorry Jamie! Some of Risa's gut issues my even be from Lyme. I hope she tolerates the Doxy well. The anti-inflammatory properties of Doxy helped LJ's gut issues.
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#208865 - 01/27/12 06:38 PM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: LJsMom]
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I don't think her gut issues are Lyme-related. I've been battling them for about 5 years now and, when they started, we lived in Montana which is not exactly tick-central. (From what I quickly researched, Lyme isn't prevalent in Montana and may be non-existent there.)

I was surprised we got out of Connecticut without any tick issues. Figures the ONE time I find a tick on Risa, it's a Lyme-transmitting one. Ergh!
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#208867 - 01/27/12 06:53 PM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: DancingCavy]
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...is quietly freaking out right now since I live in Lyme disease central...

Fingers crossed that the treatment works and doesn't upset the applecart (or Risa's tummy!).
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#208894 - 01/27/12 08:47 PM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: Good_Karma]
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Shift! Not what you (or any of us) wanted to hear. But, yes! Thank goodness you did not wait and insisted on a new test now.

Risa is fortunate to have you as her advocate. I hope she feels better soon.
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