Anaplasma and Ticks

Go Back   Dog Forum > Keeping and Caring for Dogs > Dog Health

Anaplasma and Ticks

This is a discussion on Anaplasma and Ticks within the Dog Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Dogs category; Hello dog forum! It's been been awhile since I've been here. Life is pretty busy. But that's not what this post is about.. Last Friday ...

User Tag List

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By Chas
  • 1 Post By piano88

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-10-2017, 03:33 PM
  #1
Senior Member
 
Jeru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Canada
Posts: 298
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Unhappy Anaplasma and Ticks

Hello dog forum! It's been been awhile since I've been here. Life is pretty busy. But that's not what this post is about..

Last Friday I took Chester to the vet for just an update on shots and a checkup. They did a blood test and I was unfortunately surprised with the results. Chester tested positive for Anaplasma. Anaplasma is a tick borne disease similar, but not as serious as Lyme disease. He is vaccinated against Lyme disease and I normally use a tick prevention topical. Tick season has just started here in Canada so I hadn't yet given him his topical for this year. I wish I hadn't waited to apply the tick prevention. The ticks are out early this year. But only one tick is enough to make a dog sick.

The reason of this post is just to let other dog owners know that just because you may have a Lyme vaccination, your dog is not immune to things that ticks carry. Use tick prevention before tick season. Don't be like me!

Thankfully Chester was in the early stages and he's mostly okay, but his tail joint is swollen thanks to the disease. He has started his treatment of 2 weeks of Doxyxyline so he will be fine. If anyone else has heard of Anaplasma, I'd welcome any more information on it. Thank you for reading.

This is a picture of Chester in the vet's office:

Last edited by Jeru; 04-10-2017 at 03:40 PM.
Jeru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2017, 03:49 PM
  #2
Senior Member
 
Chas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,631
Mentioned: 126 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Oh, sorry to hear that. Good to know though and I'm glad it was caught early.
Jeru likes this.
Chas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2017, 06:48 PM
  #3
Senior Member
 
PoppyKenna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,879
Mentioned: 715 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Ah, poor Chester. Good thing you caught it!

I don't know too much about tick borne diseases except that I'm afraid of them all. Seriously, if I could ban ONE creature from the planet, it would be ticks.

We used to do a topical prevention but last year I tried the Seresto collar on my cat and loved it so much I put it on all the dogs too. I wish it lasted 12 months instead of 8, but it's still super convenient.

I hope Chester gets to feeling better!!
PoppyKenna is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 04-10-2017, 07:30 PM
  #4
Senior Member
 
Jeru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Canada
Posts: 298
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by PoppyKenna View Post
Ah, poor Chester. Good thing you caught it!

I don't know too much about tick borne diseases except that I'm afraid of them all. Seriously, if I could ban ONE creature from the planet, it would be ticks.

We used to do a topical prevention but last year I tried the Seresto collar on my cat and loved it so much I put it on all the dogs too. I wish it lasted 12 months instead of 8, but it's still super convenient.

I hope Chester gets to feeling better!!
I completely. As someone who has gotten Lyme disease I'd kill all ticks in a heartbeat. I'll look into that collar. Thanks for your kind words.
Jeru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2017, 01:57 AM
  #5
Senior Member
 
piano88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Alaska
Posts: 171
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Hi Jeru, nice to "see" you again! Too bad it's not under better circumstances

I'm glad Chester is going to be ok. I hope the treatment goes smoothly. Ticks really creep me out. Thankfully where I live ticks are really not an issue, so I don't have to worry about them.
Posted via Mobile Device
Jeru likes this.
piano88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Dog Stairs - Dog Steps - Quality Pet Products
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.