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Oh, I am sorry to hear about Tanner. I wish him a speedy and full recovery.
My three boys get the Lyme vaccine yearly.
My Golden tested positive for Ehrlichia recently and was on Doxycycline for three weeks. Just yesterday, I took my almost three year old Dachshund to the vet for yearly vaccinations, heartworm test etc. He also tested positive for Ehrlichia and is on three weeks of Doxycycline.
My vet said, that tick borne diseases are on the rise. He sees cases of Ehrlichia almost weekly, has seen cases of Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. He also said, dogs that spend a great deal of time outside should get vaccinated against Lyme disease.
My dogs are indoor dogs, but I have a big fenced in yard, where the boys can go to whenever they want and I walk them about 5-6 times a day. I live in the country.
The vet also said cases of West Nile in dogs are on the rise, but there is no vaccine that I am aware of yet. This is a mosquito born disease.
Good luck with Tanner, I hope he feels better soon!
Last edited by cgriffin; 11-21-2012 at 09:48 AM.