Bug saw Cheryl yesterday. He saw her on Friday and then Saturday he was having a tough time jumping into the car and bed. Odd. I couldn't figure out what could have happened - other than his general stiffness (if that's what was going on - I didn't get the titer # until Monday).
Then I remembered that he was tearing around with my mum's dog Nellie on Friday afternoon.
When Cheryl checked him yesterday his sacrum was out.
When I got home yesterday I had a maniac waiting for me. Bug was frapping (Frequent Random Acts of Play) all around!! I cannot believe 3 doses, a day and a half of doxy, would make such a dramatic improvement. On our walk Bug moved like lighting. He had his entire muzzle in a chipmunk hole before I knew what he was doing/going after. I hope it continues.
Cheryl told me to pick up some ABC Lyme Support. She has used it multiple times with great success. One of her dogs who had a sky-high titer was put on ABC Lyme Support after finishing her doxy and her titer actually showed ZERO Lyme antibodies when they tested her in the future.
I came home from our appointment and immediately went online to try and purchase some. I had a difficult time locating it. It is made by a company called Advanced Biological Concepts (ABC). My Fine Equine was the only place I could find it. needless to say, I purchased the 2# jar immediately.
Cheryl also suggested not bothering with the probiotics until after the doxy is complete. She said I would be wasting my money because the doxy - even if I wait two hours after the doxy has been given as has been suggested by online sources - would just kill the probiotics. She said to do a double-dose once the doxy is complete and then follow it up with regular doses.
I also ordered some Synovi G3 Low Allergen Granules. It does not contain chrondoitin, BUT it has no beef or chicken in it and all the other good stuff I am looking for. We'll see how Bug does on it. If I can avoid giving him chicken or beef, I am happier.
I am feeling tentatively optimistic!
5 weeks ago