Originally Posted by xxcass
If I don't see an improvement with the meds ... I will ask about this how do they do a tick panel ? I have all her records and blood work how would I know if they tested her what do I look for. We have snow here and she doesn't go out of the house other then the groomers so I'm not sure
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I agree it is unlikely but I think it is always worth the cost. I had to really beg for one because it is uncommon in my area- you might have to too. They draw blood and test it for tick disease antibodies basically (It is a lot more complicated than that really). Some labs are much better at it than others, I am not sure who to recommend in Canada, but I imagine just asking for a full tick panel at any vet school hospital would do it. I second what someone said earlier- don't be afraid of teaching hospitals- they actually usually are the best of the best and you get care there you can't get other places. If you have paperwork about bloodwork I am sure it would say either "tick panel" or have "titer" or "western blot" in the name. I doubt they already did it.