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Old 10-26-2014, 10:02 AM
bigfist50 bigfist50 is offline
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Unhappy Urgent help needed guys! Pls Help :(

Hello everyone, I am kinda new to all the dog talk, and not very technically sound so kindly bear with me. I have a doberman pup 5.5 months old, he was a voracious eater, forever hungry and extremely energetic. However about 3 weeks back, he lost his appetite (which was shocking), and I took him down to the vet, we did a CBC (which was normal,platelets were on the lower side but within permissible limits).
The vet identified tick fever and we administered 3 injections on 3 days continuously followed by a 15 days course of hostacycline along with some vitamin B supplement. My pup recovered, but there was a relapse again after two weeks.
This time I decided to take my pup to a different vet who has given him a 3 weeks doxycycline along with imizol shots injected.
So the thing is my dog anyway lost a lot of appetite, all he was having was meat and eggs, that too with a great deal of difficulty and it's been 24 hours since his first imizol shot and it only seems to have worsened his appetite.
My healthy playful dobe is getting really weak, his hind legs tremble and he is losing weight. My question is, how long before he gets well or even starts showing improvement? Anyone have a similar experience?
Please help guys! Thanks
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:36 AM
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Sorry, I only saw this today. How is your pup doing? I've never had to go through this so can't give any advice. Sending lots of healing vibes.
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:08 PM
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Sorry for the late reply. Tick fever is a serious condition. If the medication your vet gave you is not working well for your kid, then maybe you can visit another vet again. Stay strong for him, don't let him feel your sadness over his condition. It will make him weaker. Hope he gets better soon!
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Old 11-07-2014, 11:22 AM
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Sorry I just found your post. I hope you see it.

I do not have any personal experience with tick borne illness in dogs, but do have some on the people side. I know several people who have become ill with a tick borne disease. What I can tell you is it takes a long time to recover and it takes lots of antibiotics for a long period of time to cure the illness. I would pick the vet I thought had the best handle of this and see if he, or she, would keep your dog on a regimen of antibiotics for a long enough time for the dog to overcome this disease.

Tick disease is a very serious disease and should not be taken lightly by anyone. I have a close friend who has been battling a tick disease for over a year. He has good days and bad days. The last time I saw him he did not remember who I was...sad. You may want to check out natural treatments for this disease. I have read of some recoveries using natural cures. I hope for the best for you and your friend.
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doberman, doxycyclin, imizol, puppy, tbd

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