- Mar 25, 2021
We recently went to the vet to have Zeppelin tested for heartworms so he could go on heartgard and I guess they also do a lyme antibody screen. The vet came out and told me he has lyme and is testing positive on an antibody screen. Upon further questioning they shared that they can't determine much other than he was exposed at some point and he has the antibody. The vet said that most people do a round of antibiotics to be safe. I asked if there was further testing they could do in order for us to determine his current state. They ran a platelet count and it came back very high at 617,000. They said that that is most likely because he was over excited from getting his blood drawn. They said they can also run a lyme quantification panel if needed, but we'd have to go back. He is not showing any symptoms so I am guessing he was bit by a tick, which has happened many times, and his immune system fought it off and now has the antibody. Should we get the lyme quantification panel? This is new territory for us so just want to make sure I'm navigating correctly.