Lime(sp?) Disease

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Lime(sp?) Disease

Postby damienApbt » Mon Aug 09, 2004 9:50 am

over the past year or so i've been trying to learn as much as i can about pitbulls. now all my friends think im some kind of specialist or something, which im quite the opposite of. any way word seems to be spreading. for some reason that translates into getting in touch with me when they find out about a pitbull that needs a home. so it begins.

any way.... theres this yong female, whom i havent met yet, that was found abandoned in phairmount park. she was living in a chopped down tree. shes since gotten all her shots, been treated for fleas and is on medication for lime disease. i've heard lime disease treatments lasts years.

i was thinking about fostering her until i can get a home for her or transport her to our local pitbull rescue. any way i was just curious as to how intense and expensive treating lime disease is.
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Postby elegy » Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:17 am

where i work it's generally treated with a 30 day course of doxycycline, which usually clears the symptoms up, though they will continue to test positive for it.
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Postby Boo439 » Mon Aug 09, 2004 3:14 pm

Just for the sake of making your internet searches easier, it's Lyme. :)
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Postby Leslie H » Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:55 pm

If it's not too bad a case, she should feel better quickly. She should be monitored for relapses, usually shown as a sudden onset lameness. Lyme is king here in CT.
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