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post #10 of (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 06:42 PM
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Re: Found a tick on Rudy

LOTS of lyme vaccinated dogs still get lyme, it's a dangerous vaccine, and it doesn't cover the other tick diseases, so buyer beware.

Ticks can transmit disease in less then 48 hrs, depends on where in the tick the bacteria is when they bite. I read an abstract where they thought transmission time in one case was 2 hrs. Not engorged is always a good sign though.

Alcohol is the only thing I know that will kill ticks - I guess and nuking too!! I'll have to try that Lauri - a bit more fulfilling.

It takes several weeks (maybe months?) For some dogs to mount a response that will show on the tests. Even then, no tests are 100%, so make a mark on the calendar now and in a couple of months to remind you to evaluate any changes.

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