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07-06-2014 05:24 PM
LisaT No, please do not switch to amoxicillin, you do not know what tick disease you have, and of the zillion of them out there, amoxi is only effective for lyme, not for the ehrlichias, anaplasmas, spotted fevers, etc.

You need to run titers and find out exactly what tick disease your dog has. You want to treat this aggressively since you caught this early, you can avoid going into a chronic phase.

You should also give liver support with minocycline.
07-06-2014 04:22 PM
Jasmine0913 I check the labels before I give it each time one of them is twice a day and the other is 1/2 a pill a day. I will call our vet tomorrow to check on side effects. Thank everyone so much you have all been a great help
07-06-2014 03:03 PM
gsdsar I would not be giving minocycline to a puppy that young either. Ruins the enamel on the adult teeth. I would ask to switch to Amoxi. Not as great on some tick born diseases, but better for the pup. Sort of, oh I actually don't know. This is a tough one. It's a toss up. Your pup is actually symptomatic, so that may change things. But talk to the Vet about side effects in a young puppy.

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07-06-2014 02:51 PM
BowWowMeow I would not be giving a pup Rimadyl. It can ruin their liver.

The minocycline is the antibiotic to treat the tick disease.
07-06-2014 02:50 PM
Neko you have the two switched, careful with NSAID. Often "cycline" ending is an antibiotic. The other is from pain and fever.
07-06-2014 02:33 PM
Jasmine0913 The other one that I thought was the anti-inflammatory is Minocycline
07-06-2014 02:29 PM
gsdsar Vetprofin is generic Rimadyl. It is an NSAID. For pain and inflammation. It is not an antibiotic used to treat a tick born illness. Is that all you got? A call to the vet is needed.

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07-06-2014 02:19 PM
Jasmine0913 The medicine is vetprofen it auto corrected me
07-06-2014 02:18 PM
Jasmine0913 She is on oestrogen. My father-in-law took her and he could not remember what kind of tick illnesses. I plan on calling the vet Monday to make sure I am just starting to worry about her being so weak and tired all the time. We have to water her food down also so she will eat it now
07-06-2014 02:13 PM
Neko What tick illness? Lime or? and antibiotic, doxy? Make sure the poor little pup is getting probiotics
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