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Giardia
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fivedogstofeed · 27/10/2018 21:30

Dpup was treated for Giardia, responded immediately and has been really well and thriving for a week, but now has diarrhoea again ( not as bad as before but not normal)

Obviously will speak to the vet on Monday, but in the meantime does anyone have any experience?
Google seems to suggest this can reoccur 

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Yeahmum · 30/10/2018 13:08

Yes, we really struggles to get rid of it - as far as I remember we used antibiotics repeatedly.

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Yeahmum · 30/10/2018 13:08

*struggled

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Beaverhausen · 30/10/2018 13:10

I used the 18% panacur and you give a dose evedy day for a week. Is the only thing that works.

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mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork · 30/10/2018 13:15

Humans with giardiasis need a longer than usual course of antibiotics (think it was 2-3 weeks when I was travelling in India many years ago)so I am wondering if Dpup's treatment went on long enough?

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mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork · 30/10/2018 13:18

I've just read that 1 in 5 giardia infections won't clear with Panacur, btw.

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Lonecatwithkitten · 30/10/2018 13:23

Giardia is very, very tricky to treat there is well documented step wise process using antibiotics and panache combined with testing. All animals in a household should be treated in case they are bouncing it between them.

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fivedogstofeed · 30/10/2018 15:58

Thanks all. Yes, back on panacur again. 

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MrsMaisel · 18/11/2018 10:25

We're in the same boat. On panacur again... but have also been offered antibiotics. After 1st bout seemed to get completely better for a couple of weeks and then back to square 1. I suspect reinfection - can these things lay dormant and then come back. How long can you give a dog panacur for (preventatively I mean)?

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fivedogstofeed · 18/11/2018 10:36

Not a vet, but I understand panacur is a very safe treatment. I think 5 days is normal in this case.

Reinfection does seem to be a real risk. I also washed all pet bedding with disinfectant, removed rugs, disinfected floors and cleaned hard surfaces outside with a veterinary disinfectant.

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MrsMaisel · 18/11/2018 15:40

Thanks fivedogs let’s hope we all kick this for good!

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