Oh sorry, I am not familiar with those answers.
Is it possible to have time to get these infromations for forming answers to you?
So answers on questions:
1. Was the IDEXX 4DX test used, and if were results available in 10minutes?
Must check it. I know that local vet appointed us for another test in six months.
2. Platelets, kidney values?
We must chek it. Guess only blood was tested.
3. What antibiotic was used?
Let me check please.
Is there any way to get back to you after I receive the answers?
Yes, this could be helpful for better communication during querying the info from our local vet.
Ledum is a common choice.
For dogs, doses are often extrapolated from human medicine - and in people they take one homeopathic pellet of Ledum 30c twice a day for 2 days following the tick bite. We typically give the same dose of Ledum 200c.
Regarding the actual diagnosis - Having a Lyme or Anaplasma positive status means that antibodies towards those antigens are present but that antibiotic treatment is not recommended in all asymptomatic dogs. A positive status is common in many healthy dogs inendemic areas (up to 40% to 70-90% of healthy dogs are Lyme-positive in certain areas)Moreover, treatment with antibiotics does not guarantee clearance of the carrier state.
When they are positive, we do like to check a urine sample and bloodwork to make certain the kidneys are healthy and there is no protein abnormally in the urine. A platelet count is also checked especially with Anaplasma.If there is then a concern, special titers are sent to the lab to differentiate a carrier state and OLD infection as compared to active infection which needs treatment.
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