My Puppy Got Lyme Disease | To Treat or Not To Treat | Wednesday Checkup

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  • Published: 15 August 2019
  • I can't believe the little Bear pup contracted Lyme Disease. These things do happen especially in an area where Lyme is so prevalent like the Northeast. This video tells the story of Bear's Lyme diagnosis as well as how I went about gathering information and treating him. Please know that I am NOT a vet and I am NOT giving you advice on how to treat your pet. I also know that many of you will ask: Bear is a Newfoundland pupper also known as a Newfie or Newf!

    STAY TUNED for Mail-Time @ the end (and my injury).

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Comments • 3 476

  • Oddity
    Oddity  3 days back

    Dr. Mike, where did you get that awesome shirt? anyone else know?

    • StealthyInk
      StealthyInk  3 days back

      idk much about dogs but you could've treated it before it became symptomatic, dogs can't speak so you can't tell if he was in some pain or not.
      But what do I know, I'm not a pet owner.

      • Ayona Richards
        Ayona Richards  4 days back

        I like how he calls bear a puppy even tho he’s the same size as him 🥰😂

        • imsimplyemily
          imsimplyemily  4 days back

          my poor pup got lymes disease and was having awful joint pain he was whining and screaming it was so sad. thankfully he’s fine now though :)

          • sierra drinkwalter
            sierra drinkwalter  4 days back

            My golden retriever contracted Lyme disease. A year later his kidneys shut down and we lost him two days after his 7th birthday. PLEASE take the preventative steps to keeping your animals safe 💛

            • MD V
              MD V  4 days back

              It's good to inform in right ways with right studies but not just with Dr. Google. Dr Google could lead you to your death bed!!

              • Brittany Nicole
                Brittany Nicole  4 days back

                I would die for Bear

                • Daemon Ember
                  Daemon Ember  5 days back

                  So Dr. Mike there is a vaccine that could prevent Lyme Disease. I would talk to your vet about it.
                  Also for the video on Lyme Disease try reaching out to Justin Rhodes he lives in NC has a YouTube channel about self sustainability. Has cows, sheep, chicken, and pigs. Also has had Lyme disease for YEARS. Then not only are you talking about it's symptoms and treatment you'll have someone that's been there done that

                  • TwitchRadio
                    TwitchRadio  6 days back

                    That reminds me of when I was in basic training and they gave us all 60 days worth of penicillin... Why..... Who knows.. Probably testing us with something crazy as always... Just like their bright idea for Anthrax immunization shots worst couple weeks of my life

                    • Westheim
                      Westheim  7 days back

                      0:52 anal physical exam? what am i watching

                      • Westheim
                        Westheim  5 days back

                        @Danny G oh lol. makes more sense, guess its the difference in accent

                      • Danny G
                        Danny G  5 days back

                        Annual 😊😁😂

                    • Nicoolai
                      Nicoolai  1 weeks back

                      You say viral load, while talking about a bacteria..

                      • KVS
                        KVS  1 weeks back

                        4:35 Probiotics I guess

                      • Amily Kolomoisky
                        Amily Kolomoisky  1 weeks back

                        I think it would be really interesting for you to cover either popular or rare diseases and maybe some myths about them and see if they are true or not

                        • Michelle Montoya
                          Michelle Montoya  1 weeks back

                          I love your videos Dr. Mike and love that you give people access to information in a unique way! But personally as a vet tech, I dislike the fact that you’re advising people to vaccine their pets or not. Unlike in humans, we gauge if certain pets require certain vaccines based on if they are exposed to other dogs, certain diseases, where they live in the country and how we should tread with that. As someone who lives in central Florida, we don’t see Lyme disease as much as those who live in the mountains or up north and some general practice clinics don’t even carry the vaccine compared to those up north.
                          Certain breeds are sensitive to vaccines so they have different timelines as well. We don’t just force vaccines into animals but access how they react the first time and give them their own vaccine timeline that matches their immune system.
                          Personally, I would have preferred if you had done this video with a veterinarian or someone in the veterinary field because it would provide some additional information to dog owners who watch your channel. This has been weighing in my mind since I watch this video. These are just my opinions as someone who has been in the veterinary field so please attack me for this y’all lol.

                          • 63emmah
                            63emmah  1 weeks back

                            What type of dog is bear

                          • Madeline Garber
                            Madeline Garber  1 weeks back

                            Lol I was dying when he cut his finger. Do we need a doctor? Lol.

                            • Winterwolf 2116
                              Winterwolf 2116  1 weeks back

                              😍😍😍😍love the shirt

                              • Lucy Christa
                                Lucy Christa  2 weeks back

                                Definitely do a video on Lyme disease. I am effected by it. Was undiagnosed and untreated for 17 years and now it seems the treatment isn't working. Would love to hear your thoughts on current medical papers researching Lyme disease! Especially including chronic Lyme.
                                It's a very confusing disease as well as potentially extremely debilitating. 100% would love it if you did a vid on this

                                • Ally Irvine
                                  Ally Irvine  2 weeks back

                                  please do a video on Lyme disease for humans! I got diagnosed with Lyme disease and I did MANY weeks of treatment (12+ weeks) but I still seem to be experiencing symptoms every so often. the whole Lyme disease experience was absolutely awful and I do not want to go back to see my doctors and go through the same awful experiences.

                                  • Lisa Carter
                                    Lisa Carter  2 weeks back

                                    Yes, please make a video on Lyme in humans. Btw, there's a podcast on Lyme disease called "Patient Zero". You might find it interesting as you research this topic.

                                    • A Northrop
                                      A Northrop  2 weeks back

                                      The finger booboo scene was hilarious! Especially when Mariah Carey hit her high note...I lost it!!😂😂😂
                                      (Thank You for the Lyme disease info👍🏻)

                                      • XXX Mayar
                                        XXX Mayar  2 weeks back

                                        I wish i were your dog!

                                        • The rainbow of life 978

                                          Awww man mine has lemon disease

                                          • Victoria Collins
                                            Victoria Collins  2 weeks back

                                            He's truly a care bear ❤

                                            • Jarppilarpagus
                                              Jarppilarpagus  2 weeks back

                                              So to vaccinate or not to vaccinate for it?

                                              • Drew Watt
                                                Drew Watt  2 weeks back

                                                Please do a Lyme disease video on humans. My cousin got a positive for Lyme and the Dr. said it was a false positive because we live in AZ. So I'd like to know more about it.

                                                • leda morales
                                                  leda morales  2 weeks back

                                                  Lyme disease for humans video please!!!

                                                  • Dreamy girl’s Diary
                                                    Dreamy girl’s Diary  2 weeks back

                                                    5:50 lmao. The face you made 😂😂. I hope your finger is okay now. Hahahaha.

                                                    • Self-love Lyme and Videotapes

                                                      I have Lyme and it has turned my life upside down it is extremely expensive to treat. I would love to hear your opinion on it.

                                                      • Janira Ramos
                                                        Janira Ramos  2 weeks back

                                                        I would love more information on Lyme Disease 👍🏼

                                                        • Christin Stone
                                                          Christin Stone  2 weeks back

                                                          this is like blues clues except Steve came back from college and is now a doctor.

                                                          • 18matts
                                                            18matts  2 weeks back

                                                            Well I'm happy your big buddy is feeling better

                                                            • Ruby Tufte
                                                              Ruby Tufte  2 weeks back

                                                              give us the video about human lime disease

                                                              • Ruby Tufte
                                                                Ruby Tufte  2 weeks back

                                                                doctor mike youre just so cuddly

                                                                • rob etheridge
                                                                  rob etheridge  2 weeks back

                                                                  Would love to see a video from your perspective on Human Lyme Disease. I am being treated for my second go at Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and found out that I tested positive for Lyme in 2013 the first time I had RMSF. The doctor didn’t tell me and I have never known why I get so overly tired and terrible feeling. I am on a month-long doxy regiment.

                                                                  • Evelyn Prieto Capo
                                                                    Evelyn Prieto Capo  3 weeks back

                                                                    Hi Dr. Mike ,glad to hear that Bear is doing better. My daughter loves to watch your videos with me. She keeps asking where is Roxy and why isn't she in more of your videos?

                                                                    • phillinda #1
                                                                      phillinda #1  3 weeks back

                                                                      My friend has Lyme Disease but he's OK now 😊

                                                                      • Akm100011 M
                                                                        Akm100011 M  3 weeks back

                                                                        Where is your husky?

                                                                        • ARZEE
                                                                          ARZEE  3 weeks back

                                                                          Mike: *gets cut*
                                                                          Mike’s dad: “do you need a doctor?”

                                                                          • Danny G
                                                                            Danny G  5 days back

                                                                            @camila
                                                                            Hahaha 😄

                                                                          • camila
                                                                            camila  1 weeks back

                                                                            and his dad is also a doctor lol

                                                                        • Jacqueline Moleski
                                                                          Jacqueline Moleski  3 weeks back

                                                                          Video on lyme disease in people, yes please!

                                                                          • Chloe E
                                                                            Chloe E  3 weeks back

                                                                            Aw Bear, goodest Bear. Anyway, a few years ago my dog started getting itchy around August, thought nothing of it, just gave him half a benedryl, he’s fine. It started getting worse, and we took him to the vet. Turns out he has Caine Atopic Dermanitis. Rip. Anyway, the vets recommended steroids, we researched steroids, another vet recommended steroids, we put him on steroids and a skin treatment.

                                                                            • Jacqueline Moleski
                                                                              Jacqueline Moleski  3 weeks back

                                                                              Congrats for getting Bear certified as a therapy dog!

                                                                              • A Potato
                                                                                A Potato  3 weeks back

                                                                                Bear has got so big! He is a true bear now

                                                                                • aa
                                                                                  aa  3 weeks back

                                                                                  5:50. Waterworks! 😭

                                                                                  • Tessa Marie
                                                                                    Tessa Marie  3 weeks back

                                                                                    What the...doxycycline? I’m allergic to that medicine. Didn’t know dogs and humans could have the same antibiotics🥴

                                                                                    • sky _
                                                                                      sky _  3 weeks back

                                                                                      I wouldn't mind at all if this became a dog channel 😍

                                                                                      • lauryn runner
                                                                                        lauryn runner  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Nobody:
                                                                                        Not a single soul:
                                                                                        Not even in this universe:
                                                                                        Doctor mike: bee-wooo

                                                                                        • Zartasha Sabrina
                                                                                          Zartasha Sabrina  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Dr.mike screams like a woman lol