The "I'm not dead yet" Administrator.
Join Date: May 2002
Hello! So m ch information out there in regards to Lyme and they all conflict. Which makes it hard to figure out what's best.
I am a registered vet tech in the D.C. Area and here are my thoughts.
If she is not clinical, do the C6. Get an actuL number. It can generally tell if you are dealing with an active infection. If the number shows an active infection, but she is subclinical,don't treat, but retest with another C6 in 3-4 weeks. If the numbers go down, good. Your pup is fighting it off. If they stay the save or rise, treat with Doxy fir 30 days.
This is the treatment my internal medicine Dr recommended when my vet(a cardiologist) dog tested positive on the snap.
His dog was normal on the retest. So no treatment.
I don't like to mess with Lyme. I have personally seen dogs from Lyme induced kidney failure. But I think that you can use what is available to see if treatment is needed.
As for holistic vets, I know a few in MoCo MD. Let me know if that's not too far for you. Also my favorite vet in the world works for a great practice in DC and she is awesome with GSD. So if you want a second opinion let me know.
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