Thanks so much, everyone!! This morning is her last dose of Minocycline, huzzah!
***However***, I read *last night* that magnesium was one of the things I was to avoid giving at the same time as the drug, which I had been giving with her meals, this whole effing time.
I can't even. Around the 4th day of starting, I found out about Ca, so I re-made my vitamin/mineral/supplement mix without Ca (it's a 12-meal batch of powdery kinds [i.e., not pills I'd have to crush]) and thought we were all good—because none of the things I read mentioned magnesium!!! (They did say to avoid aluminium and iron, also, but not magnesium!) I am just hoping that it would have been the same as eating fortified dog food, since all I was doing was dividing up the supplements evenly per meal, as opposed to say, giving ALL the stuff in one meal. We did avoid giving dairy of any kind near the ABX, and think we did all the other stuff right. SHEESH.
So, to assess whether or not the ABX did its thing (*despite magnesium!!*), do I need to send to the Cornell or Protatek or one of the special labs, instead of running the SNAP again? We only ran the SNAP at first, so we would not be able to compare whether things have changed in terms of "how positive" she was/is, since the ABX.
If I had ruined the Minocycline powers with my magnesium, then I am guessing we would then try Doxy, which I now know is not crazy $$$ if I try Costco—thanks for the tip! (I also have the Good Rx card—haven't been able to use it at Costco, but for Gabapentin and Metacam, it was cheaper through their own discount program.)
Thank you all! I don't know why, but this round of ABX requiring extra caution w/foods and stuff (even though I still effed it up) kind of kicked my ass. I am really hoping I don't have to do it again.
But, here comes tick season... ARGH!!! My vet does not want to give her any of those tick killer meds, though, so we are considering getting some permethrin clothing type stuff instead.