I swear, the mood I'm in now, Bambi better stay the hell out of my way. I had posted in .health about my concern about Pan's vision. Anyway, took her in to the vet yesterday, and apparently her eye structure is not the greatest, but what's happening with her doesn't seem entirely consistant with eye disease. We'll be visiting an ophthalmologist if it gets worse.
Now, the vet suggested that her Thyroid and Lyme status be checked before we do anything else, since either could have neurological effects. Since she was due for her HW test anyway, we ran a Tick panel as well. Strongly positive for Lyme, despite being on preventatives, and being checked over by me after all our hikes. She starts her Doxi course today, just in time for us to be going away.

I am seriously considering foregoing all future tests, and just having everyone, two and four legged, on Doxi once or twice a year.

Suja
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I swear, the mood I'm in now, Bambi better stay the hell out of my way. I had posted in ... foregoing all future tests, and just having everyone, two and four legged, on Doxi once or twice a year. Suja

The Lyme ticks are so very tiny that I'd be surprised if you could find one on any dog. They are hardly visible even when engorged.
Now, the vet suggested that her Thyroid and Lyme status be checked before we do anything else, since either could ... me after all our hikes. She starts her Doxi course today, just in time for us to be going away.

Oh no! I'm glad you caught it, of course, but what a drag!

Was it Pan who had it before or was that Khan (I think I remember one of yours having it before)?
I think ticks are proof of the existence of evil in the world.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Rosalie the calico
Now, the vet suggested that her Thyroid and Lyme status be checked before we do anything else, since either could have neurological effects.

good for him!
Since she was due for her HW test anyway, we ran a Tick panel as well. Strongly positive for Lyme, ... me after all our hikes. She starts her Doxi course today, just in time for us to be going away.

yeowch! could Lyme explain her wonky vision?

shelly
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Oh no! I'm glad you caught it, of course, but what a drag!

If there is anything good about this, it is that we may have caught it early.
Was it Pan who had it before or was that Khan (I think I remember one of yours having it before)?

That was Khan. His tick panel came back negative last time, thank goodness.
I think ticks are proof of the existence of evil in the world.

I am considering thinking up new ways to torture them to death. I am at a loss for what to do in terms of preventing this in the future, however.

Suja
good for him!

Her. I wasn't altogether pleased with her though, because I swear she was scared of Pan, because she let out a bark when the doc entered the room and startled her. I don't think she believed me when I said that she doesn't ordinarily do that, and the vet tech had to chime in that she had seen us before, and she is in fact a 'fraidy cat. In the meantime, Pan was busy shaking like a leaf, and trying to climb up on the chair that I was sitting on to hide behind me. On top of that, she said that Pan might need to lose weight, and in the meantime, I have people (with skinny, fit dogs) tell me that she might be too skinny because her ribs are visible.
yeowch! could Lyme explain her wonky vision?

It is possible. We'll just have to see if it continues to get worse or not. I am just a little extra concerned about it because we'll be kenneling her, and certain antibiotics can make dogs more heat sensitive.

Suja
Her.

shame on me!
I wasn't altogether pleased with her though, because I swear she was scared of Pan, because she let out a bark when the doc entered the room and startled her.

now that's just silly.
I don't think she believed me when I said that she doesn't ordinarily do that, and the vet tech had ... like a leaf, and trying to climb up on the chair that I was sitting on to hide behind me.

oh good heavens. yeah, that would make me a little cranky. i've had vets and techs ask if my dogs are friendly (do people commonly not inform vets when their dogs aren't friendly?), but i've never had them act afraid of either of them.
On top of that, she said that Pan might need to lose weight, and in the meantime, I have people (with skinny, fit dogs) tell me that she might be too skinny because her ribs are visible.

that's a change! maybe Pan was so scrunched up that she looked tubby? harriet has a little sagginess from her spay scar that makes her look flabby when she sits in certain positions. still, a vet ought to be aware of that sort of thing.
It is possible. We'll just have to see if it continues to get worse or not. I am just a little extra concerned about it because we'll be kenneling her, and certain antibiotics can make dogs more heat sensitive.

yes, that'd be something i'd worry about (well, i do anyway, because of having a brachycephalic dog). hopefully it'll be cool while you're gone. does the kennel have overnight staffing? at the very least, i'd talk to them ahead of time about your concerns and make sure that, should it get hot, they'll keep her in a cool place.

shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net
http://cat-sidh.blogspot.com /
http://letters-to-esther.blogspot.com / (updated 7/10/05)
I think ticks are proof of the existence of evil in the world.

i'm convinced that the debbil, if he exists, is a giant tick.

shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net
http://cat-sidh.blogspot.com /
http://letters-to-esther.blogspot.com / (updated 7/10/05)
Was it Pan who had it before or was that Khan (I think I remember one of yours having it before)?

That was Khan. His tick panel came back negative last time, thank goodness.

That *is* good!
I think ticks are proof of the existence of evil in the world.

I am considering thinking up new ways to torture them to death. I am at a loss for what to do in terms of preventing this in the future, however.

I think it's possible that the life of a tick is torture enough. But I certainly understand how you feel!
I don't know how to prevent it either is there a lyme vaccine yet?

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Rosalie the calico
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