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About ten years ago, Peg, my shepherd mix, got ehrlichia which is transmitted by ticks. She had severe weight loss and became so weak we had to carry her around. The meds to treat her were so expensive that I sent the prescription to a friend who vacations in Mexico and he filled it there. Peg recovered, but I’m sure there are dogs and people who don’t make it. Protect your dog by using flea and tick repellent that is recommended by your veterinarian. There are some that burn pets so ask your vet and make sure you follow the directions.

Rumpydog

Oh Dog! I have a guest that has some important information to share with you today about ticks and the diseases they carry.  Pippa says he was a streetdog in Spain before he found his people, and now spends his time between Gibraltar  and his Spanish finca.  He likes to chase cats, eat toast, lie on his sofa in his Gib kennel flat, and lie in the sun by the gate at his Spanish finca.  He has a pretty laid back life now after scavenging on the streets for some time years ago.

 How about it everybody, give it up for Pippa at Pippadogblog!

Rumpy:  Thanks so much for being my guest today and for talking to us about tick diseases.  So Pippa, tell me what happened to you.

Pippa:  Well, I was feeling pretty under the weather.  I didn’t do boundaround for my food, and I struggled to…

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Posted by on April 1, 2012 in Health

 

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