Please Be Aware of Lymes Desease in your Springer Spaniel
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My story is factuall and I`m glad to say has a happy ending.
In 2009 we went to Scotland for a summer holiday.
Before going we took our Springer Spaniel Nell to the vets to get some Frontline Combo to protect her from Ticks, also purchasing some manual tick pullers to iradicate any tikcs we saw on her body.
We had three gloriuos weeks of walking and climbing the lochs and mountains of Scotland and Nell loved it, always remembering at the end of the day to give Nell a thorough tick inspection and remove any that we found.
Three weeks after the holiday we went for a walk with Nell and noticed she was limping on her front left leg, after about two hours she started to limp on her hind quarters and got very listless very quickly.
By seven that evening we suspected LYMES Disease I phoned the vet and she was rushed to the surgery.
All the time we were wondering how could this happen as we had taken every precaution we could have.
We had bought FRONTLINE COMBO that was supposed to kill ticks and as a backup we were pulling ticks out manually.
Well to cut an agonisingly long story short. We did get Nell better and she did get well. Despite it costing fifteen hundred pounds,thanks to Insurance.
My main reason for writing this is solely to make people aware that using FRONTLINE COMBO is no protection against LYMES DESEASE.