Fact: dogs can get Giardiasis too.
Giardiasis attackedÂ my two, precious Beauty King Terriers (or as their breed is more commonly known: Cairn Terrier) on a weekend, because these horrendous illnesses cannot possibly occur during normal veterinarian office house, of course. Â It turned them into helpless lumps until the Metronidazole, that the vet prescribed for them, kicked in.
Giardiasis caused my Marlon to go from this active, lively, loud-mouthed lovey:
To this mess (yes, thatâs a pile of vomit next to him on the floor of my car):
My newt went from this ball of happy:
To this limp, olâ crumple of fur:
This is my rendition of the culprit:
Now that I know that this evil Giardia bastard can sicken my dogs, it has taken some fun away from my fellasâ outdoor adventures. Â Iâm used to my filthy terriers wading in mud holes, periodically licking on dead shit and studying other animalsâ dookies. Â These guys love to hike and get dirty, so thereâs really no tellinâ where they ingested that ugly Giardia organism. Â So, unfortunately for them,Â I have to be more mindful about what they investigate, lick and drink while outdoors from now on.
Lesson: dogs can develop Giardiasis and seeing your pup so sick will break your heart. Â Donât let your furry loves drink out of sketchy ponds or puddles. Â