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Old 01-28-2016, 10:11 PM   #11
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With Nexgard & Bravecto out there to protect your dogs against ticks (they carry a lot more diseases than just Lyme) no reason to ever take a live tick off your dog again.

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Dogs should be vaccinated at least 2 weeks prior to needing protection in Lyme endemic areas

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Old 01-28-2016, 10:31 PM   #12
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And once your dog is vaccinated, they will always test positive for Lyme. My vet told me that even when your dog has protection (topical or collar) they can still carry in ticks since the ticks see a good meal but don't bite.
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:39 AM   #13
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Yup, Mine was on Nexgard and had the Lyme vaccine and boster prior for 2 yrs. He did test positive due to vaccine however when he was limping off and on for 8 months, nothing showing up, thinking he was injuring it playing, my vet realized he was repeatedly limping when added stress was placed on him. He had just finished competing at Westminster. Gave a trial of antibiotic because she thought he had undiagnosed Lyme. In 2 days limping was gone, we continued with it and now 2 yrs later no relapses. Aweful when you know something is wrong and don't know what it is.
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:28 PM   #14
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Study shows things aren't getting any better on the Lyme disease front.

Better stock up on the insect repellant.

Lyme disease–carrying ticks are now in half of all U.S. counties | Science | AAAS
I have had Lyme disease for years. It is an awful road. I can't reiterate enough to watch for ticks, mosquitoes, etc.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:12 PM   #15
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:29 PM   #16
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Even though I live and camp where it is a minimal threat, my dogs have been on K9 Advantix II or frontline plus over the years.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:37 PM   #17
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We live in the middle of tick county already yesterday my son and I removed 3 ticks from ourselves .............. fortunately they were just hunting a spot to feed...........

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How far from Mayberry are you?........might have to re-think trip....
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:09 PM   #19
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How far from Mayberry are you?........might have to re-think trip....
About 60 miles from (Mt Airy) Mayberry. 1/2 way between Roanoke VA and Greensboro NC. But we live in the country woods and grassy fields. Deer come up in the yard often.... 15 minutes from the Martinsville Speedway......
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Old 03-20-2016, 12:33 AM   #20
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Scary thing watching our 7 year old son who couldn't move half his face....thankfully early enough all good but very scary.
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