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I have a 13.1 male dog mixed breed who was diagnosed with Lyme Disease he is experiencing a lot of joint pain, they put him on doxycycline (what do u think of this antibiotic) and they wanted me to give him rimadyl haven't yet, very reluctant, I give him yucca twice a day and have been for over a year. I have a Tibetan mastiff who has autoimmune hypothyroid which causes him hypoglycemic problems and the end result is a grandma seizure, never had cluster seizures ever, a couple of days after being bitten by a tick, he started to have bowl problems and he had 3 seizures in 6 weeks (he is prone to seizures) I had them down to 1 every 9 months, I am suspecting he might haveLyme Disease as well but read that doxycycline should not be used on dogs who have hypothyroid problems, what would you recommend for both dogs Tibetan mastiff weighs 151 but at the vets looked like he was retaining a lot of water looked bloated but now his tummy isn't as big as it was. Both dogs have been exhibiting joint stiffness and the both have swollen glands. Have a call into my vets and waiting to her back from her and she is some what holistic.

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May 12, 2014 at 7:45 PM



Dear Liesa,

I would try PROMAXOL to reduce the pain and help healing to begin. PROMAXOL would be a good choice for your dog because it contains the stronger LM potencies. After improvement is seen then you can switch over to ARTHRO-IONX. In addition it is helpful to give Canine Probiotics with each meal, Omega 3,6,9, MSM, and vitamin C daily. (We carry the first two and the other two you can get at a health food store.) The oligotherapeutic mineral base found in the IONX products helps the body to better utilize the other nutritional substances given for a synergistic response and faster healing. Also be sure to give sufficient fresh water that is free of chlorine and fluoride. If you can gradually phase into a grain free diet that can be helpful too.

Doxycycline would be advisable for your smaller dog, but probably not so effective for the chronic stage in your larger dog. I would really encourage you to seek a consultation with a veterinarian for your Mastiff because of the seizure history. If you find someone I would have both dogs checked over because good structural alignment can help improve immune function as well. Please let us know how you progress or if you have any other questions. I have done more things for Lyme Disease if the above isn't enough.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
May 13, 2014 at 8:47 AM
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