Lyme Disease in Golden Retrievers

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In this discussion, I am sharing information about Lyme disease, including veterinarians’ suggested interventions, herbal remedies and nutritional support.

When it comes to golden retrievers, their thick fur, outdoorsy personalities and often sensitive health status makes it very important to protect and support them as much as possible.

What to do when your golden retriever tests positive.

I was talking with a veterinarian recently about how to address Lyme diagnosis and potential treatments.

He said, if you ask 10 veterinarians to tell you if you should treat or not treat a positive Lyme test with antibiotics, you will get 10 different answers.

That caught me off guard!

But then he went on.. he said there is a difference between a Lyme diagnosis, and an active infection.

A dog can get bitten by a tick carrying Lyme, then test positive but show no symptoms. OR, they can develop an actual infection. If an infection occurs, symptoms will occur. Fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and fading golden energy to name a few… if that happens, you really need to treat it with antibiotics.

Some people may also go ahead and treat it after a positive test, symptoms or no symptoms.

He then proceeded to tell me that in many cases, a dog who tests positive can fight off the disease and not actually develop an infection.

So, this makes me ask … how can we strengthen the body to help fight off infection, and hopefully prevent it from happening at all? Of course, one of my standard answers is… with healthy food and supplements.

Over the course of this month, I will discuss immune-boosting diets, herbal supplements, and also how to support your golden and help speed recovery if you do need to treat with antibiotics.

Are you ready to help your dog get on the best nutritional track? Let me help you do it! It’s easier than it’s often made out to be…. Visit my Services page to find an option that works for you.

Thank you! ~ Sarah
Founder of Golden Retriever Diet, Dog Food Coach