Active substances: Doxycycline
It has modest activity in vitro against HIV alone and synergistic with select antivirals.
Kidney failure can ultimately reduce a pet's quality of life and lifespan.
Golden and Labrador Retrievers are breeds that are possibly more predisposed to this chronic problem.
Unfortunately, the answer is likely no. Some dogs that are treated with months or even years of doxycycline still show positive antibody levels in the future.
Despite treatment, the infection can "hide" out in the body for years and always has the potential to cause future problems. A urinalysis is usually recommended because the first sign of a potential kidney problem due to Lyme disease in dogs is the presence of protein in the urine that can't be attributed to other issues.
How do I prevent Lyme infections to my pet? It takes time for an infected deer tick to transmit Lyme bacteria to a pet.
Normally infection will not happen any sooner than 48-72 hours from the beginning of a blood meal. While daily tick removal would theoretically be the best at reducing risk of Lyme disease, this is very impractical in most dogs, especially the furrier breeds, as most stages of the deer tick are so small that we wouldn't even notice them on our own skin.
If you do find ticks on your pet, it is always advised to use gloves during removal as there is some potential for transmission to you from the tick.
The product that we most highly recommend currently is Frontline Plus Topspot.
This product is also effective in preventing or treating flea problems. You can be sitting, standing or walking. This will stop the medicine irritating your food pipe or stomach. What if I forget to take it? If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it's nearly time for your next dose.
In this case, just leave out the missed dose and take your next dose as normal.
Never take 2 doses at the same time. Never take an extra dose to make up for a forgotten one.
You could also ask your pharmacist for advice on other ways to remember your medicines.