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#16 oldedeeres OFFLINE  

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Posted June 12, 2014 - 08:56 AM

But you must remember, they "are all trained professionals". Statement made to us by our "doctor" (and I use the title loosely) after he had been treating Olde Deere#1's symptoms for over two years instead of looking for and treating the cause.  But I digress, the thread is about ticks--- we used to jerk a few chains by saying that they come off more easily if you twist them counter clockwise when you take them off. It's amazing how many people will believe something if you say it in a serious tone of voice and act like you know what you're talking about. Hey, I'm back on doctors again aren't  I?  lol.


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Posted June 12, 2014 - 09:05 AM

Thanks for the good advice in this thread. 

 

The ticks are heavy this year.  It's always better if you have someone special check you for ticks.  Be sure to return the favor.


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Posted June 12, 2014 - 10:15 AM

But you must remember, they "are all trained professionals". Statement made to us by our "doctor" (and I use the title loosely) after he had been treating Olde Deere#1's symptoms for over two years instead of looking for and treating the cause.  But I digress, the thread is about ticks--- we used to jerk a few chains by saying that they come off more easily if you twist them counter clockwise when you take them off. It's amazing how many people will believe something if you say it in a serious tone of voice and act like you know what you're talking about. Hey, I'm back on doctors again aren't  I?  lol.

 

I know all to well what you are talking about. 


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Posted June 12, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Every year it is the same thing around here.  We start to see them on the dogs and I get out the spray and glandular and treat the yard.  Most of the time I find them in my hair or on the arms.  Man I can feel them crawling now! :mad2:


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Posted June 12, 2014 - 10:39 AM

Wow!  Good thing you caught it early.  Hope the antibiotics do their thing.

 

I had Lyme disease about 10 years ago.  In my experience and from hearing from others locally, doctors were extremely hesitant in reporting the tick-born illnesses as they have to be reported to the govt and it involved a mountain of extra paperwork.  Plus at the time, the diagnosis for Lyme wasn't an exact science.  It involved checking for multiple antibodies and they could only say you had the disease if you had x number of the antibodies, regardless of symptoms.


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Posted June 12, 2014 - 10:58 AM

Bring back DDT ! It worked and got rid of a mess load of pests. ... The ticks this year are insane!!! I have never been bit until last week!!
Nasty little boogers!! Oh and thanks Rick for getting me all cramked up on the government now!! Bad enough dealing with Mass Health for my mother .... GOOD GREIF!!!
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Posted June 12, 2014 - 11:20 AM

 My wife is also a vet and she has had 5 major surgeries in the past 14 years

If she's a vet, why don't you just have her treat you???

 

  It's always better if you have someone special check you for ticks.  

Hamman is pretty special!!!  Cat's good, too, but he scratches.


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Posted June 12, 2014 - 12:48 PM

If she's a vet, why don't you just have her treat you???   I appreciate a good pun but, poor ones I reply to like this:

 

She was an Army Nurse.  

In 86 we had to strongly urge our vet to test one of our dogs. She didn't want to waste the fee. The report came back that he had the highest tider they'd seen. He got better but had a limp and swollen heart the rest of his life. The vet started testing a lot of her animals and found alot of it when the health department was saying it was rare. The vet had to put down several horses that year. We got acess to a vet supply warehouse and bought a big bottle of tetracycline for the dogs. Whenever they started to show symptoms we started them on the pills. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 12, 2014 - 08:16 PM

 

 

Hamman is pretty special!!!  Cat's good, too, but he scratches.

 

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Posted June 12, 2014 - 10:10 PM

If she's a vet, why don't you just have her treat you???.


Veteran, not veterinarian smart aleck....

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Posted June 13, 2014 - 06:46 AM

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