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10 math old from home. Had all vaccinations. My vet from dog

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10 math old from foster home. Had all vaccinations. My vet from dog stool sample showed giardia. She's on metronidazole 250mg and panache, for 7 days. My wife is digging holes in yard to remove soil where dog poops. Any new development will be appreciated . We live in Indiana and get at least a 3 inch soil freeze ind Jan or February. She is bleaching everything but yard so far
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Giardia can be very difficult to cure. You are correct to be very aware of environmental contamination, but I cannot guarantee that the steps you are taking will prevent reinfection. That being said, you are doing a much better job than most of my clients to prevent environmental contamination!

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

It's great that she is already being treated with both metronidazole and Panacur at the same time. Our best results generally come with combination therapy. Beyond that, you can add a probiotic to improve her intestinal flora. You can use a veterinary product like Fortiflora or Proviable, or you can use an OTC human product like Culturelle. Break one capsule over her food once daily.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Is she having any soft stool?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks will b here
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Soft but not diarrhea 6 days ago and firm enough to easily pick up now
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Fantastic. It sounds like things are moving in the right direction. Start the probiotic and continue the medications as prescribed. Her stool can be rechecked at any time after the prescriptions are completed. Make sure she is checked with a regular fecal O&P (ova and parasites) by centrifugation. The Giardia SNAP test will remain positive at this time even if the infection is cleared.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know if you have further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
Hi Gary,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Susan