Getting rid of Giardia
When we brought Rocky home 3 weeks ago, he tested positive for Giardia. We treated him, and at first I thought we had gotten rid of it, but now he is having diarrhea again. Part of the problem I think is that he eats his poo! I do everything I possibly can to avoid this - I go out with him ALWAYS and follow him around with a plastic bag to scoop it up the second he does it, but every now and then the little stinker turns right around and snatches it up. I was especially diligent when he was on his medication, but he could have gotten a small bit that was stuck to the grass. I will be calling the vet today to see if we should treat him again.
I really, REALLY want to get rid of this nasty bug, but it seems like this wretched little parasite is quite resilient. Has anyone else dealt with this bug? Do you have any other suggestions as to how I might knock it out for good this time?
I think if I re-treat him, I will take him out on a leash, disinfect his crate daily, and give him a good shampoo the last day he's on meds. I just want this thing to be gone!
"To err is human, to forgive, canine."
Shelby - GSD 6 yrs (2/1/05)
Rocky - GSD 2 YEAR! (10/30/08)
Lyric - GSD 16 weeks (4/12/11)
Rico - GSD 2/20/00 - 11/21/08 We'll always love you "Mr. Poo"