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Registered: Aug 2013
Location: Seneca, Mo
You are both right to a certain extent. Ehrlichiosis treatment ability and "curing" the disease is very dependent upon the stage it is in there are 3 stages. It enters into platelets and the later organs like the spleen. Like many other tick illness this ability to hide makes it very difficult to truly get rid of it all though you may get negative test results. Dogs that were not completely cured can experience relapses in times of stress upon their bodies or any thing that may cause their natural immune system to become compromised then it will flourish again. There are also false positives when the dog has fought off the disease and antibodies are still being cleared from the body, this is the reason for the re-testing at 6-9mo after diagnosis.
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Seneca , MO
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