Giardia in Dogs and Cats

tHAT IS SAD. oH! tHIS DOG IS SOOO CUTE!!!!

Rogz Pet Insurance

Giardia is a parasitic protozoa which lives in the intestines of infected dogs and cats. Giardia is commonly found in the environment, and can be found in ponds, rivers, puddles and even the soil. Dogs commonly contract Giardia by ingesting an infected cyst that has been shed in another animal’s faeces or by drinking contaminated water from puddles or rivers. Once the cyst finds it’s way into the intestines, it releases the parasite.

Many pets are asymptomatic; however in some there may be acute or chronic diarrhea. If left untreated, this can progress to severe bloody diarrhea as well as weight loss and other related digestive system problems. Diagnosis is made by a special fecal test which can be performed at your veterinarian’s practice.

https://insurance.rogz.com/petGuide/rogzTV?v=vfzfWoICzFM

dog river orange alpinist

View original post

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s