May 9, 2012

Month of the Blog! Laser Dog is Not Amused

Well, you may have heard it already... Laser Dog is sick.

But, you know, Laser Dog takes sickness by the neck and...well...lasers it. That's a verb. Look it up.

So, Abby has lyme disease probably from a tick or two out back. We've been keeping up on the Frontline, but somehow one made it through. And now she has this...

Borrelia burgdorferi! Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere.[citation needed] Borrelia is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks belonging to a few species of the genus Ixodes ("hard ticks").[5] Early symptoms may include feverheadache,fatiguedepression, and a characteristic circular skin rash called erythema migrans (EM).

Yes, I copied that from Wikipedia. So sue me.

Try as I might, I could not find reference to lyme disease causing lasers to shoot out of your eyes. However, there have been a few other well known cases of lyme disease:

I think this is enough evidence that Abby can recover after 4 weeks of antibiotics. I'm a doctor, so I should know.

- Brian

PS - Seriously though. Abby is doing fine and we caught it really early on. Plus, only 4% of animals which test positive for lyme disease wind up getting it. So if we push the antibiotics, rest, and lots of lovin', I'm sure she will recover fully!

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