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    bentley has been with our French friends for 10 days”picked  him up today after a phone call from friend…in tears!

    straight to vet who diagnosed Lymes disease…does anyone have first hand experience?

    hes being treated but is throwing up the tablets I,m supposed to be giving him.

     

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    hoping antibiotics will work; i’d keep trying to get them back down if he’s throwing them up. I have second hand experience as my sis in law’s dog (last to see my brother alive) died a couple months ago due to lymes. I don’t think she had the tablets/treatment so hopefully yours has :heart:

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    Oh no Marmite! That’s upsetting for you (and for your French friends as they’ve been looking after Bentley because you have the big dogs to look after) I do hope you can get the tablets to stay, have you told the vet he’s throwing them up, as he may be like some of us and allergic to some antibiotics? The vet might be able to prescribe a different one perhaps? Fingers crossed he can sort it – poor Bentley.

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    My daughters dogs left this morning…the call literally came just after…my husband rushed over and took him straight to the vet…he’s had injections…we called and told him he had thrown up the tablets…tried again this evening..same thing…he’s back at vets in the morning for more injections…antibiotics I presume.

    it really isn’t our year so far!

    poor Bentley I feel so guilty that he wasn’t at home…but monique adores him and has cared for him for 10 years…I know she reacted as we would have done.

     

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    I presume the injections are antibiotics (which are much more direct in jab form) so hopefully he should be ok :rose:

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    Really hoping that he’s going to be ok…Thankyou for posting …it helps.

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    As koat says, the injections are probably antibiotics so the prompt action by Monique and your husband has helped a lot I’m sure, as you say it wouldn’t have been any different had Bentley been with you so no need to feel guilty. :heart: Keep us posted after tomorrow’s visit to the vet.

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    Sounds like his tummy can’t handle the antibiotics so injections are best. You are doing all you can so don’t feel guilty, although as a dog owner myself know full well this is part and parcel when sickness strikes. Get well quickly Bentley and as has been said already keep us posted xxx

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    Poor Bentley, hope he’s going to feel better soon. You can’t do more than that :rose:

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    Thank you…he’s a mutt but we love him…came from SPA Thonon…he was a monster puppy who grew into a much loved dog..

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    May be the vet can give him an antibiotic injection that lasts for a week or two, it can be hard trying to give pills to a dog or cat.

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    The vet is seeing him tomorrow ..so hopefully will plan.

    I suspect it’s the temperature 41 which is making him throw up…maybe when that goes down we,ll have more success.

    usually wrapping anything in cheese works,not today!

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    Oh Marmite – What a year you’re having – we’re thinking of you all up here and Django sends his love as well.

    The vets at Falaise are terrific (particularly Ben) and we know from experience that Bently will be in the best of hands – he saved Django’s life last year.

    Good luck and please keep us all posted.

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    Hope all goes well today for Bentley Marmite :rose:

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    Poor pup and poor you, Marmite. Hope it’s gone well today. Once the vet can get enough drugs into Bentley, he’ll pick up enough to take and keep down your AB cheese treat, here’s to that being very soon.

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    Hi Marmite I’m so sorry your Bentley is unwell, I hope the injections work .

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    He’s improving…to the point he is interested in the cats food!

    tomorrow I,m  going to sneak his antibiotics into the cat food…I can be sneaky.

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    Good to hear, Marmite.

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    Oh that’s brilliant news Marmite :good:

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    He’s decided he’s afraid of the vets…trembling like a leaf…popping thermometer into the right place was like trying to hit a moving object.

    fever right down…the vet says”I,ve saved him”

    he had another dose by injection…I,ll try on Sunday to get tablets sneaked in…cat food…if not he goes back to vet for injection..but it’s looking good..

    strangely he had walked in the forest with our friend…she sent me a photo..I suspect time wise the tick was picked up then.

    our fault …he hadn’t had his usual treatment.

    so far this year has been a disaster.

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    Seems this is disaster averted, Marmite, which is brilliant news. Do hope he’s well enough for your sneakiness to work tomorrow.

    Our furries can go downhill fast, thankfully, with the right treatment and care, they pick up almost as quickly too.

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    Bit late catching up Marmite but so glad Bentley is on the mend and hope the cat food trick is working (Brie is the only thing that works here) :rose:

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    I hope Bentley is taking his meds like a man and getting back to his usual self now Marmite.

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    Bentley has decided he prefers cat food…even dosed with pills!

    hes good…we had friends over for lunch and he did his usual ,sneak under the table unseen(not easy at35kilos)…..a wet nose placed well is occasionally rewarded…especially if not spotted by owners!

    we,re just delighted that he’s fine…at 11years old you start to worry about how long they will be with you!

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    My old dog, who is ong gone now, used to prefer cat’s food with fish at the end of his life (he died at 18 years old).

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    That is Conny’s favourite place too Marmite! So pleased he’s back to his normal life!

    That was a good age Babeth we had one that lived to that age but, as Marmite said, you do start to wonder once that get past 10-11yrs and accept that each bonus year is precious. Conny will be 12 in July, absolutely full of lumps, one huge one to the right of her chest but it is fatty tissue and hopefully so are the others, the vet and I have agreed that at her age we will leave her ‘tranquille’ she is absolutely fine in herself so fingers crossed.

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    Big hug to Conny …hope you’re good whilst they are off in Canada …stay away from ticks…ugly little suckers.

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    Great news! I’ll bet there were plenty of treats snuck to Bentley & why not, just for now. :good:

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    I read somewhere that a lyme disease vaccine has been developed in France and will hopefully be available soon as has had good results

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    Let’s hope so, nasty disease. I got a tick ( first one this year) out of our tabby cat yesterday, the little sod had buried itself into his skin on his eyebrow area, it was hard to remove as his whiskas were in the way.

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