Giardia in Dogs & Puppies - Diagnosis & Treatment
by Heidi R.
(Las Vegas, NV)
Our conventional vet is great but only provides standard methods of treatment for giardia in dogs (wormer and flagyl). Our puppy is on what they told me was "Round 1" of treatment, but I do not want to keep him on these heavy drugs for more than that if possible.
Are there homeopathic/natural remedies to relieve this problem if his next fecal comes back positive?
My puppy, Dexter, was born on 12/11/12. He's an English Mastiff who came to us with giardia.
Right now, he's confined to a kennel because we have other pets and children that our vet has warned us are susceptible to infection as well.
Dexter is eating normally, 3 cups dry kibble twice per day. He weighs 35lbs. He showed no signs of illness other than a positive fecal test. His stools are soft, but formed and resemble to color of his food (light brown).
He came to us eating Nutro Natural choice, but we will change that once his other issue is under control.
Any advice on how to clear this up without the necessity of drugs (again, if possible) would be appreciated! We are missing out on bonding time with him keeping him sequestered (even though he's right in the middle of the living room).
Thank you! I look forward to your response.
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