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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-18-2014, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Ehrlichiosis in GSDs and Dobermans?

When the vet told me that Varick had Ehrlichiosis, she gave me an informative packet on the disease. I read it, and was a bit confused....
It said that the disease is "most severe in German Shepherds and Doberman Pinschers."
Is this true? If so, why these two breeds?

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not sure, but mine are 'chronic' for equii erhlichia..masi has never been negative

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not sure, but mine are 'chronic' for equii erhlichia..masi has never been negative
I'm sorry.
Has yours ever shown symptoms? I haven't noticed a change in Varick, and hopefully, I won't at all.

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no, they've never been 'clinical', but I do keep a close eye on anything unusual.

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All my dogs have tested positive for Lyme or erlichia at one time or another. Honestly I've never had a problem after treatment. Ticks are horrible by me.

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All my dogs have tested positive for Lyme or erlichia at one time or another. Honestly I've never had a problem after treatment. Ticks are horrible by me.
Agreed!
I was so surprised. I've never had a problem before. When the vet tested, I thought nothing of it.

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