Friday, May 31, 2013

Status Update

Seamus and Stella have become very good pals. Now that the weather is getting warmer, both of them enjoy going in the backyard to play. Their favorite activity is to chase a squirrel around the yard. 

 Recently, Stella went to her yearly medical check up, and to my surprise, I found out that she tested positive for lyme disease exposure. 

Stella has been on a monthly "Frontline" medication to prevent exposure, but even with that, she got infected. The veterinarian recommended to apply the tick medication every third week. According to the doctor, the medication efficacy can start to wear off by the third week, and consequently put them at risk of exposure.  

The veterinarian prescribed the antibiotic doxycycline to treat Stella's lyme disease. She has to take this antibiotic twice a day for 30 days. So far, she is tolerating the medicine and has been pretty active.  This antibiotic is very effective on treating this disease. Hopefully, she will get better soon!

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