I need your help with something, because I'm very confused! My 8-month-old Cocker Spaniel Puppy has never had any ticks, but when he goes for a walk with my dad he likes to walk on the grass (even if I have asked HIM not to let him do that due to stray dogs. We noticed he was with fever like a week ago, thought he was with the flu but then he was looking tired, sleepy all the time (he's usually very active). We took him to the vet and he thought he had some renal infection, and sent him medicines to that. Then he thought we'd take an X-ray to discard other complications like intestine oclusion but those were fine, too. Finally he had a blood test run for Blondie and he was diagnosed with ehrlichia canis. Now he's bleeding out of his eyes, vomiting a lot, can't eat anything I'm simply desperate The vet says he's going to be okay, but he'll have to take this medicine called doxicicline and it's normal that there's blood in his vomit and eyes. Can you people please help me here!? How did he get that illness without having had ticks! Is he going to be okay? Thank you!