Parasitic Diarrhea (Giardiasis) in Dogs
Treatment is typically done on an outpatient basis unless the dog has become sick and weak. Prescription drugs along with bathing are combined to reduce the likelihood of repeat infection and to remove the parasite from the dog's body. Repeat fecal exams are often required to confirm that the infection has been removed, as an ongoing (chronic) infection can be debilitating for the animal.
Living and Management
It is important to observe for signs of dehydration, especially in younger animals. Administering the prescribed medication and taking the animal back in for examination are also important in a successful recovery.
Since one of the highest incidences of the infection spreading is in a kennel, seek places that offer private spaces for pets in order to avoid contamination from the other animals.
The term for an animal’s young
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
A type of slime that is made up of certain salts, cells, or leukocytes
The impairment of nutrient intake into the intestines
A medical condition in which the body has lost fluid or water in excessive amounts
Term used to imply that a situation or condition is more severe than usual; also used to refer to a disease having run a short course or come on suddenly.
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