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I have a question about…Giardia in dogs
Posted By tdomf_d6e07 On August 20, 2011 @ 4:29 PM In Ask the Vet | 1 Comment
I adopted a puppy 4mos old about 3 weeks ago. Made and appt for boosters and the tech happened to mention having a fecal sample sent in just in case. She came back positive for Giardia but has no symptoms. The vet put her on metronidazole which I noticed was your recommended treatment. Is there anyway of knowing how long she has been infected to help prevent reinfection? I have had her 3 weeks. She was in the shelter 3-5days brought in as a stray injured. I noticed humans usually show signs 1 to 3 weeks after infection with cysts. Is there similar guidelines for dogs?
I am also confused as to if she can actually be cured or if it just goes dormant or wipe out enough of the cysts to not cause as many issues?
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