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Reading up on this drug as a drug that could reduce the affects of heartworm treatment. Lilly needs to go for treatment soon and before I ask the vet about giving this antibiotic to kill Wolbachia parasite I wanted to know if anyone has had experince with this drug or side affects. Thanks.
 

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I think....and I haven't had my morning tea yet so I could be wrong....it's used for Lyme disease? I have never given it to Gracie so I'm not sure. Good luck!!!!
 

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Thats what I took for Lymes. I wonder if it makes dogs photosensative like it does to humans. If I was out in the sun for 1 second I was burning.
 

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Its a pretty powerful antibiotic that is commonly used for Lyme's disease but is of course used for many other things as well.

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Cash took a course of it before his HW treatment. No ill effects at all asside from some runny poops, but Cash has runny poop when the wind blows wrong.

I can't speak about photosensitivity as we were already keeping him calm and indoors most of the time by then.
 

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<span style="color: #3333FF"> I have experience with it. My foster was given the doxy for a tick borne disease (ehlichiosis) Then we discovered he was also HW+. He was on the doxy almost a month before his HW treatments began. IMO, the doxy made his treatments so much easier. He had NO coughing or side effects. This was one sick dog who had every worm, the ehlichiosis,vomiting,diarhea, and a respiratory problem and was so thin, the Vet had a hard time finding an injection site.

I avoided the diarhea with the doxy by giving him plain yogurt, 2 hours after his anti-biotic.

Hope that helps!</span>
 

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Originally Posted By: EastGSDIts a pretty powerful antibiotic that is commonly used for Lyme's disease but is of course used for many other things as well.

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In humans, it is used as malaria prevention in chloroquine resistant malaria regions. I was prescribed doxy before I went to Africa and ended up taking a newer drug. The dumb thing was that I took the newer drug b/c it had fewer side effects, but then I got really sick with a stomach parasite and lost 12 lbs in 2 weeks (and I was pretty skinny in college). If I had taken the doxy all along, I never would have been sick for 2.5 weeks! Gah! anyway....
 
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