I went to the Paw Depot last week, I had a GIARDIA EPIDEMIC at my house. I have six dogs: two blood hounds, a german shepherd, a min pin, shih-tzu, and a mutt. The hounds were my original dogs and are in their teens right now, the others were all rescues and owner surrenders that I ended up ďfosteringĒ forever, lol. I had done everything you can imagine to fix the giardia, and it would never go away. Now just imagine these many dogs with the runs! Flagil did nothing! All the doctors would do is give more antibiotics, tell me to give Imodium, Pepto Bismol, and more Science Diet. I had the impression they didnít know what they were doing, so they just started shooting the clouds. At the Paw Depot, Giulio Ferrari was a saint! He just smiled, and told me the end of my problems was near. He got me on this dewormer that his company itself makes (he works as the Paw Depotís nutritionist, but also works at a lab developing supplements and natural medications). He also put all of my guys on the same food (which I made me very happy!) and put them all on probiotics. Within 24 hours the diarrhea was GONE! G-O-N-E! Iím a Paw Depot believer now, lol! Iíve got an appointment with Giulio Ferrari Wednesday of next week (thatís the only down side, heís very busy and only sees patients on Wednesdays there), to check on my houndís allergies.
If your dogs needed a dewormer, then they didn't have giardia, no? What did they have? I'm only asking because Bloodhounds are generally very sensitive dogs, and if they dirty the house, and see that you are angry, they feel ashamed, and sometimes that makes them even more upset, which continues the cycle of gastrointestinal distress. Also, usually a vet has to perform a test to find out which type of worm a dog may have contracted, but it sounds like this man didn't have to do that. I'm curious what they had.
Also, my last Bloodhound had allergies to various kinds of dust, and I had to give him a shot of allergy serum (made for him, just like for a person who has allergies) every week for the last 7 years of his life. Fortunately, the shots worked; they don't always work. He never itched again or scratched anywhere, but I think that the shots work partly by drying out the skin, and he never once in all those years had a wet nose. But at least he never itched, and was quite comfortable.
Hi there! I treat a lot of Bloodies here in Texas and I can tell you you are absolutely right about the sensitive intestinal tract. The supplement Clair is talking about is called PBG, an absolutely natural wormer that is a true miracle product! You can read more about it straight from its creator Linda Arndt here http://www.greatdanelady.com/articles/Giardia_PBG_a_natural_wormer.htm
Also, allergies aren't a problem, they are a symptom of a low immune system. I'm glad they're not itching any more! I would add a powerful probiotic though, just as a preventive measure.