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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-09-2019, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Giardia in Viszlas

My 4 year old, was found to have giardia antigen in his stool. Has anyone else been successful treating this parasite?
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When you foster as many dogs as I have, it's bound to happen.
Arya that I fostered started showing signs of upset stomach. Even thought I ran her to the vet, she past it on to June.
Shine was also treated, even though she was the only one that didn't test positive for it. 14 days of metronidazole, and they were all good. A lot of vets do 10 days, but my vet has had better luck when doing 14.
If your pup's stool is not back to normal, at the end of the meds. Call your vet, and they will prescribe a different medicine.
I hated being woke up at 2 in the morning, to take a barking dog out to potty. But it's better than the alternative.
Be sure to put your pup on a probitoic.

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