My Dog Was Suffering From Tick Transmitted Diseases – And I Did Not Even Know About It

By Annelie Becher

In the summer of 2008 my Golden Retriever Sebastian got an eye infection. His eyes were red and runny with a yellowish discharge. I thought he had picked up an infection from the neighbors dog and encouraged his immune system to fight off the bugs by giving him some EFT sessions. Sure enough his eyes got better but after a short period of time the infection was back.

Then he got the runs on and off. Because his digestion got better with the use of charcoal tablets and a temporary change of diet I suspected that he had picked up some tummy bug or had eaten something bad somewhere.

Since Sebastian had always been a quiet dog who blended into his environment very well which means he was quiet in the house and lively when retrieving dummies I did not notice that he had become a bit more quiet than usual, he just seemed to be a little tired at times.

The truth came out by coincidence!

My father took his female Rosie to the vets because of her increasing health problems and took Sebastian along with him. His vet had started an interest in tick transmitted diseases because some dogs had died from those infections recently. So he took a blood sample of Rosie and Sebastian which showed that Rosie had picked up Anaplasmosis and Sebastian had picked up Anaplasmosis as well as Ehrlichosis!

Those diseases had been virtually unknown to dog owners and vets alike in our area. We knew about Meningitis and we knew about Lyme’s Disease but we knew nothing about Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichosis, diseases we did not even know existed!

So of course we knew nothing about their symptoms either.

Sebastian was treated with some antibiotic and the Ehrlichosis cleared up but the Anaplasmosis didn’t. He needed a second course of treatment, this time with a different kind of antibiotic before some progress was made and he started to become more lively again.

The antibiotics took their toll of course and left the cells of his body in a weakened state but that was a prize I gladly paid because the treatments were the only way at the time to save his life as I found out a little later.

As I had been sensitized to the subject I suddenly learned that quite a few dogs I had known and also some I had bred myself had died due to an Anaplasmosis infection which had gone too far because it was recognized too late.

My dog is well again now even so his blood tests still show the contact with the Anaplasmosis pathogen. Trouble is that since so many ticks are now infected with the microbes he is liable to become reinfected any time.

Meanwhile I have trained in a method which enables me to support his immune system and the innate ability of his body to heal itself so I give him sessions whenever he needs them. At the same time I monitor the state of his health by having regular blood tests for tick transmitted diseases at least once a year to make sure I am updated with all the information I need to get him treated by the vets and treat him myself.

I hope this article helps!

Visit Annelie at http://www.dogsandhappiness.com – The home of cutting edge support and help for people who simply love their dogs.

As a loving and dedicated dog owner you aspire to do what ever you can to make your four legged friend happy. Protecting him from harm, providing the best possible nourishment and life style as well as educating him well are important for his overall well being. But most important of all is the relationship you offer him or her. Because of that I would like to invite you to get your free instant copy of a simple exercise which will enable you to communicate with your dog at a very deep level. At http://www.dogsandhappiness.com/care-for-the-soul-of-your-dog you will be introduced to a tool which will create a deep connection between you and your canine in a most awesome way.

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From Psychologist M. Annelie Becher, expert at creating positive change for people and animals alike.

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