My 4 month old shih tzu pup was just diagnosed with giardia. She's been in the hospital for 24 hours and not doing much better. Have any of you ever had a doggy with this parasite? Are there any lasting problems, if she survives? The doc is very helpful and explains things thoroughly. The prognosis isn't very good. THANKS for your input.
I have both her parents. We can't find out where she got this parasite from, as neither of her brothers have it. She stayed in the hospital again last night. I should hear from the vet in about 15 minutes. I stopped by to see her on my way home yesterday. We started my other doggies on some meds, just in case. I really hope she's OK, but I'm very worried and expect that she won't pull through.
Well thats a bad outlook, Mr. Puppy got really sick from some unknown ailment, everyone thought he was going to die but me(even the vets), and he's still alive. Keep some hope, I bet she pulls through.
Good news! She's better this morning. She's still a sick baby, but I'm taking her home tonight. It seems the vets have done all they can. She'll be on a few meds, and might need to be force fed. I'll be around the clock with her that's for sure! I'm thinking, when she's clear, she'll be an added "bed buddy"!