Giardia (Giardia canis)

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Giardia (Giardia canis)

Post  Admin on Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:30 pm


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Re: Giardia (Giardia canis)

Post  runarabbit on Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:55 pm

a little other info Smile... you could purchase metronidazole in liquid form with a chicken flavoring (I did not realize this). I was complaining about metronidazole not coming in a pill with a low dosage for puppies and I was told you can order it in liquid form.

You can have it mixed anyway you like 12 mg/ml, 25mg/per ml
50mg/per ml etc... ask your vet for more details and the correct dosage per pound.

There are still the same side effects as mentioned above, but at least you can get a more accurate dosage per pound.

I also found this interesting clip: http://www.capcvet.org/?p=Guidelines_Giardiasis&h=0&s=0

I had never heard of a combination treatment for giardia - i'm going to ask our vet about this one. This sure seems like over kill - but I have never had a case that couln't be corrected with one or the other medications alone.

A combination of febantel, pyrantel pamoate, and praziquantel (DrontalPlus) is effective in treating Giardia in dogs when administered daily for 3 days using the dose bands indicated on the DrontalPlus label.
CAPC recommendations for treatment of dogs1
Administer fenbendazole (50 mg/kg SID) for 5 days.
Alternatively, fenbendazole (50 mg/kg SID) may be administered in combination with metronidazole (25 mg/kg BID) for 5 days. This combination therapy may result in better resolution of clinical disease and cyst shedding.
If treatment combined with bathing (see Control and Prevention) does not eliminate infection (as evidenced by testing feces for persistence of cysts), treatment with either fenbendazole alone or in combination with metronidazole may be extended for another 10 days.

Always double check accuracy of meds with your vet Sad I have found several dosages posted inaccurate according to our vet. Sometimes I never know what to give my guys. I so fear over dosses at times with the little ones. RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH - always double check for accuracy.

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