Friday, June 11, 2010
I Has Lyme
Rememmber a cuppul of weeks ago when I wented to the V-E-T to has my toof looked at? I woz due for hasing the V-E-T swipe bloods from me so that happened and my bloods sayed that I was pawsitive for Lyme. We did not knows if'n that meaned I akshually had the diseeze or anty bodies so my bloods woz sented to the lab for a quantitative C6 assay. The V-E-T called today to say the lab sayed I does has Lyme infekshun wot was gibbed to me by the icky tickies. The V-E-T would like to see me has unner 30U/ml and I has 70U/ml. We has knowed dogs wot had hunnerds of U/ml so I is not that bad.
This is a good artikull eggsplaining Lyme dizeeze in dogs - it be eggsactly wot the V-E-T tolded my mom.
Not to worry, I has no symptoms and I has no kidney damage (my bloods showed my kidneys be fine) so I has to take anty biotics for 3 weeks then has my bloods stolened again in 6 months. I will never get rid of all of the Lyme cooties and they can come back or I can get a noo infekshun so we just has to stay on top of it and has my bloods stolened regularly and keep the cootie level down wif anty biotics if'n they be needed again.
So how did I get this from icky tickies wif taking appropriate prekawshuns? For one, Noo Joisey and all the places where we goes hiking around here is at very high risk for getting the Lyme diseeze. You cannot even see me on the map for all the black dots wot is repawted Lyme infekshuns.
Mom woz putting the Frontline on me always to make the tickies ded but last fall it did not werk. Mom walked in her bedroom one day to find bloods all over hers bed. I had pulled 2 icky tickies off of me wot had stolened my bloods and I put the bitey on them so they kind of eggsploded on hers bed. (Mom thought that woz pritty gross.) The tickies lefted me wif bitey holes wot mom putted meds on and that gotted all better. If'n the Frontline had maded them ded like it woz supposed to, they would not has lived long enuff to has sucked my bloods out like that.
So mom tolded the V-E-T about it and the V-E-T sayed she had heard that Frontline not be werking so good any mores, that fleas woz becoming resistant and mebbe tickies, too. (Mom had heared the same thing from udder peeples.) So we switched to K9 Advantix wot also repels ickie tickies (Frontline does not repel) so they not supposed to get on me at all. (KAWSHUN: No using K9 Advantix on or around kittehs!) We has seen no more icky tickies on me since. So for now it do be bizzness as usual and I will hike on!
(Pee Ess - I goes in to has my brokened toof werked on next month - it not be urgent and we has vakashun, then the dentist V-E-T has vakashun, so it can wate.)