Q. How do I know if my dog has giardia? What can I do about it?

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A. Giardia tends to affect puppies and the main symptom is diarrhea.

However, diarrhea can be the symptom for a great number of underlying conditions in puppies, most of which aren't severe. So, the only way to diagnose giardia properly is through a faecal sample, which must be sent to an external laboratory by your veterinarian.

Giardia is treated with a specific medication from your vet, usually Fenbendazole.

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