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Pregnant dog has tick disease.

Species: Dog
Breed: German shepherd
Age: 2-5 years
my dog is pregnant and she is suffering from tick disease so can i give her antibiotics.




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

There are a number of different tick borne diseases that dogs can get. Many of them are treated with an antibiotic called doxycycline. But, doxycycline is not safe to use in a pregnant dog because it will have an effect on the puppies.

This sounds like a situation where you need to consult with your vet. Tick borne diseases are not something that can be treated at home without veterinary help.


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