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02-27-2014 10:34 PM
A girl and her dog
Originally Posted by Doc View Post
Panacur will get the Giardia in most cases. Go to a farm supply and get Safe Guard 10% Goat Wormer. It is Panacur and can be used for Giardia issues.
Good to know!
02-27-2014 10:33 PM
A girl and her dog
Originally Posted by Gretchen View Post
Whenever my dog gets diarrhea I withhold food for about 12 hours. Then in very small portions give equal parts of soft cooked white rice with boiled chicken or ground beef and a little broth mixed in.If you don't have white rice, pasta is OK. The key is to keep the diet bland and easy to digest. I use the bland diet for a couple days. If you still have diarrhea after the next 24 hours, I'd see the vet. If your dog starts to vomit with diarrhea, then definitely take to the vet.
This is my go-to diarrhea remedy. I've heard of pumpkin, but it's not easily found here and I've had good success with the rice and ground meat (plain cooked and drained of fat - broth is okay but keep the fat out if you can). I also add in a good bit of yogurt, maybe 1/4C at first and taper off as the stools get firmer.

Good luck- My pup is going through a bout of diarrhea too.
02-26-2014 03:21 PM
Doc Panacur will get the Giardia in most cases. Go to a farm supply and get Safe Guard 10% Goat Wormer. It is Panacur and can be used for Giardia issues.
02-26-2014 02:57 PM
sourdough44 Glad you caught it and are on the road to recovery. Where about do you live and do you know how the pup got it? Best of luck.
02-26-2014 12:47 PM
Tratkins Just left the vet with our 14 weeks old pup and he tested positive for Giardia! Over the weekend I had noticed his stools getting softer (pudding like) and I assumed it was because he had his first frozen marrow bone that messed with his gut. By last night it was more runny and by this morning it was water. I was SO afraid it was the beginning stages of parvo (he has one more shot to go!) so I took him straight to the vet this morning...I didn't even call I just went. It was $22 to test for Giardia and she said it came back a strong positive. She even showed me the test kit with the circle on it.

She prescribed some powdered probiotics and 10 days of antibiotics. BTW, his poop was not green like some said, but brown and watery. Hope you find out what is wrong today and I wish you well!
02-26-2014 06:36 AM
sourdough44 I don't see where you list what food you have been feeding? Any 'treats' or other edibles going down the hatch? Did you switch food lately? It doesn't take much to mess up their system. Yes, rule out the more serious stuff also.
02-25-2014 08:00 PM
carabearl12 Thank you everyone! Very helpful! I will call the vet in the morning since they are already closed today. I will also cook up some rice and chicken. Thanks again!
02-25-2014 07:10 PM
Gretchen Our dog had giardia 3x and her poop was not greenish,I know she could be an exception. If your vet did not sound concerned, just watch overnight see if there is improvement. With giardia, you will not see complete recovery with a bland diet, stool will remain soft, like soft serve ice cream.
02-25-2014 06:55 PM
Originally Posted by e.rigby View Post
I'd see a vet, green diarrhea is often caused by giardia. You'll need to alert your vet to this and have him tested specifically for it (it's a specific test not widely used - so unless your vet suspected it or you asked for it, they would not have done it.)
Exactly what I was going to say. Metronidazole works really well.
02-25-2014 06:53 PM
Courtney Yes, please rule out giardia. Green poop is a classic sign. I would see the vet. Good luck.
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