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Miley has Giardia
I'm not surprised since she hasn't had a hard poo since we got her 5 weeks ago. At her appt to get her last set of vaccines on Saturday, I took in a stool sample which the vet sent off for testing.
He sent her home with a couple of cans of ID, which she will stay on until after her treatment with Flagyl is finished and her poos are normal. I will pick up the Flagyl after work today. Sigh...so my questions.
1. DH mowed the lawn yesterday and now all signs of poop have been obliviated. How in the world do you treat a lawn when you don't know where all of the poops went? We have never taken her out to potty in the front yard, so I guess for a while, I will do that and pick up the poops immediately. Do I need to treat the area after the poop? If so, with what?
2. We have cats that go out in the yard on nice days. Should we keep them inside until this subsides? If so, how long after the treatment should suffice?
3. What is the best way to treat hardwood, tile and carpet surfaces that have been contaminated?
4. Since I am not home to let her out during the day, what if she poops in her pen? I am hoping that once she starts treatment, she won't poop until I get home from work.
BTW, Miley weighed 4.7 lbs at 15 weeks. She has seasonal allergies, but otherwise seems in good health. She had a coughing issue that has subsided. After her shots, she was mopey and would squeal if I picked her up. It was heart breaking. However, this morning, she was back to her old self again. Love this dog. She is such a sweetheart!