Snoopy got Erlichia this month, which is a bacterial infection caused by ticks. Unfortunately even if we use anti-tick medication on the dogs it doesn’t prevent the ticks from biting - it just prevents them burrowing into their skin.
Erlichia can be fatal if untreated and so it’s vital that we catch the signs early, which are lethargy, loss of appetite and low platelet count.
Snoopy is normally active so when he became lethargic we ran blood tests and confirmed Erlichia.
He is now on antibiotics for three weeks and then we will test his blood again.
The video here was from earlier in the month, but he is much better now and getting back to his usual naughty self.
He has also made up with his girlfriend Sheila, and they are back together again!