"Margaret - just checking on Stellaluna. How is she doing? Beau has had 3 negatives, so is no longer has giardia. Beau is 5 mos old this next week - how time flies. He is so sweet and extremely confident.
I had taken…"
"Hi Margaret ~ You asked the treatment I used on Beau. As I mentioned earlier in the posts, we caught Beau's giardia on our wellness visit to the vet which was 3 days after we brought him home. The fecal came back positive and…"
"I am so glad to hear that you are finally clear of it! I get a bit hopeless at times..... what was the main treatment you used? I am becoming more and more against metro daily..... I do have panacure, and Stella is on another round of it currently.…"
"I communicated mostly with Melissa as well. She is very nice to work with.
As far as giardia is concerned, I feel like we are getting a handle on Stella's with Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil. It kills all forms of giardia. We also have used…"
"If I had any advice, it would be to research Giardia and push for a pup that has tested negative. ML has great pups, we love our Stella to bits, but the Giardia has been a nightmare.
On a positive note, and there are many, her personality is…"
"I have heard that it is a relatively common problem with puppies from up here in the 'wet' NW. She has tested sub-clinical now. I am treating with coconut oil, and will run panacure in cycles until we are clear. She is growing like a weed…"
"Thanks so much Linda! I have employed the spinach and pumpkin and coconut oil to her food and she didn't eat her last bowel movement! I am so thrilled beyond reason.... I don't buy bleach at all, and I try not to be around it as it gives…"
"Yep, it's Giardia. UGH. She's had a run of Metro, and Panacure. Still testing positive.... herein lies the issue... she's a poo eater!! Oh Poor Stella..... we are trying the spinach in her food to deter the eating of her ick, and she…"
"Okay, I had to take Stellaluna in after a bout of bloody diarrhea this morning. They did a rapid Giardia test, which came back neg and are sending it out for more study. They went ahead and used the Metro, but cut the dose into a quarter of what I…"
"I buy ours at Trader Joe's, but I know that Costco has recently started selling a very large container of Nutiva brand coconut oil. It is extra virgin and a high quality product as well. Coconut oil is an amazing thing. My 11 year old son fell…"
"Thank you for all of the information!! I so appreciate it!! I made her a 'pudding' of organic banana, organic extra virgin coconut oil, and a probiotic. He stool looks great today. I got her some organic natural canned food at my local…"
"I need some advice rather quickly. Our new pup Stella has been on the TOTW food that was recommended since we got her. Her tummy has always seemed a bit off, and now she has super frequent stool and intermittent diarrhea. I'm concerned about it…"
Margaret - just checking on Stellaluna. How is she doing? Beau has had 3 negatives, so is no longer has giardia. Beau is 5 mos old this next week - how time flies. He is so sweet and extremely confident.
I had taken Beau off Taste of the Wild and was feeding him Acana, but he really does not want to eat it. About 2 weeks ago, I switched to Fromm and he is doing very well on it and seems to really like it. Charlie still prefers Before Grain Buffalo or Wellness Core, but I am going to try to switch him to From. Beau is eating From Beef Frittata and Charlie does not like the small kibble size, so I need to a disc size to please him. LOL
We are enroute to Phoenix area for a couple of months and the boys are traveling like troopers! Take care and have a wonderful New Year!
Hi Margaret ~ You asked the treatment I used on Beau. As I mentioned earlier in the posts, we caught Beau's giardia on our wellness visit to the vet which was 3 days after we brought him home. The fecal came back positive and my vet recommended we try a 7 day panacure treatment. After that we did another fecal and it was positive. We then did a 7 day metro treatment, waited a week and did another fecal. Again it was positive and count had not changed. She then put him on a 10 day metro treatment and that did the trick! He has now tested negative. My vet said he needs to test negative on three separate occassions in ordered to be considered giardia free! We need one more negative and then we should be home free.
I have use a product I got from a holistic vet called Animal Essentials Plant Enzymes & Probiotics since we found out he had giardia. Initially, I gave him 1/2 of an 1/8 tsp, now at 25 lbs he is getting 1/8 tsp in his breakfast only.
I was totally obsessive about taking Beau out to pooh and getting it picked up immediately (using an old fork so I could get up almost everything) and then washing the area with a mix of peroxide and water (1 pt peroxide to 40 parts of water) because I did not want Charlie to come in contact with it.
When I talked to Kim, she told me you can use panacure and metro together - but I did not have to do that thank goodness. I think she is doing the best she can under the circumstances. Charlie our 2 year old was born Dec 18th and we picked him up on Valentines 2011. He had no issues whatsoever, so I wonder if it is the difference in the time of the year they were born.
I do not think the cocoanut oil is enough. When I was talking to my vet about treatment, she found it interesting that coconut oil was an alternative treatment in that the parasite thrives on fat, but I have not done any research on it. she was going to and let me know, but I forgot to ask her the last time I was in.
I am just so thankful to be past this! I hope your little Stella get past it soon too! I see you have other doggies, have they also stayed negative?
Hi Margaret ~ I am looking forward to seeing your new little one. We picked up Beau Doodle 2 weeks ago (Spring/Cosmo litter - medium). He is a parti. We also have Manor Lakes Charlie Brown who is now 1 yr 10 mos. - chocolate (Aero/Cosmo litter) chocolate medium. Don't you just love those doodles!!
I see you have found the groups section - when you get a chance go through them and join as many as you like. Welcome to Doodle Kisses. I am glad you joined the Manor Lakes Group.