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    Two summers ago my sister's dog tested positive for Lyme's - she was limping. After a course of antibiotics she was absolutely fine and has been ever since. They never found a tick on her so the limping came as a complete surprise. Lucky that the vet tested for Lyme's rather than just assume it was a pulled muscle. Hope Blondie is o.k.
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    I am so sorry to hear this! How is she doing? I have been thinking about her (and you!) all day.

    Do you have paralysis ticks in NY? We have them in Australia and that is the signs of them...though from memory, I don't think that NY has them at all so this shouldn't be it. They are awful little things, I know a few dogs in Sydney that got bit by them. I hate ticks!! They are so gross. I can't decide which I hate worse, fleas or ticks....both so yuck!

    I am sure she is getting showered with love, and Brooky and I send hugs to you guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynMom View Post
    I am so sorry to hear this! How is she doing? I have been thinking about her (and you!) all day.

    Do you have paralysis ticks in NY? We have them in Australia and that is the signs of them...though from memory, I don't think that NY has them at all so this shouldn't be it. They are awful little things, I know a few dogs in Sydney that got bit by them. I hate ticks!! They are so gross. I can't decide which I hate worse, fleas or ticks....both so yuck!

    I am sure she is getting showered with love, and Brooky and I send hugs to you guys!
    She is doing ok! We are going back in two weeks for the SnAP test as they call it. Not sure about paralusis tick nut ewwwwwwww ! those sound groce... Hows brooky?
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    Hey Lynn! So I just posted a "tick" thread, and it made me think of Blondie and her scare with the tick. How is that going? Did they test for the Lhyme Disease yet?

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    I'm sorry I never saw this thread. I am wondering what the news on Blondie is? I don't think NY had the paralysis tick either. But wait, don't you live in the city? I think you did say you were on vacation recently, so that might explain the tick.They are horrid little creatures. On occasion we would find them on my other dog (Claires brother). Problem with him is he had soooo much fur they were really hard to find. I'll be praying that Blondie doesn't have Lyme, it's not fun, but caught early you get good results. Our Vet said that we haven't had a case of Lyme in my county. But many cases up northern Michigan. She said if we thought we were going to be spending a lot of time up there, we might want to consider the Lyme vaccination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommytoClaire View Post
    I'm sorry I never saw this thread. I am wondering what the news on Blondie is? I don't think NY had the paralysis tick either. But wait, don't you live in the city? I think you did say you were on vacation recently, so that might explain the tick.They are horrid little creatures. On occasion we would find them on my other dog (Claires brother). Problem with him is he had soooo much fur they were really hard to find. I'll be praying that Blondie doesn't have Lyme, it's not fun, but caught early you get good results. Our Vet said that we haven't had a case of Lyme in my county. But many cases up northern Michigan. She said if we thought we were going to be spending a lot of time up there, we might want to consider the Lyme vaccination.
    She picked it up on vacation indeed.. We are goin next week for the snap test . It takes 3 weeks for the lhyme to show up in the blood.. Im keeping my fingers crossed... They r disgusting creatures!!!! Just awful...
    Mom of Blondie aka The Monster, my furry daughter and loyal friend!!!!!!!!

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    I hear you! Ticks fall in the same category as cockroaches in my opinion!! Oh, and fleas are there too....yuck. I do know that all creatures have a purpose on this earth, but really...what is their purpose!!

    Hope all goes well with Blondie, keep us updated. Is she still limping around?

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    That's terrible! I'm guessing that it acts different in dogs than it does in humans.. I have been living with chronic lymes disease for 20 years. They did not test me until 12 years after because I do not remember being bitten. It should be ok even if it does come back positive because you got it so fast!

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    Oh goodness, 20 years. Do you suffer with anything because of the bite? I have heard many say they didn't know they got bit.
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    Oh ya, my health has been terrible ever since. I been on long term antibiotics for a few years now but my recent surgery made everything worse again and it felt like I was starting back at square one. I've also been to a nutritionist recently and am changing my diet to help my body heal and fight what it needs to.

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