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Old 02-19-2009, 05:06 AM
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You are right! Thank yuo so much for correcting me in such a polite manner. We were thinking of something else, sorry for the accident.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:37 PM United States
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Hey no problem, we're all here to learn!
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:22 PM United States
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What about refrigerator door water?
We have a filter on it, and I always clean the water bottle with boiling water then give them water from the fridge.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:50 PM United States
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As a veterinary technician I have seen a lot of giardia over the years. Although Flagyl (metronidazole) is a common treatment by many old school vets, its effectiveness over the years has declined in many areas. It is also very hard on the body. Many vets now recommend fenbendazole for giardia treatment. It works much better in my experience and has fewer side effects.

Your vet is always your best source of knowledge but it is something to think about :-)
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:30 PM United States
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What about bottled nursery water in the gallon jugs? I have heard that distilled water can leach minerals/vitamins out of your body?
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:42 PM United States
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I use market basket spring water that i buy by the gallon for maggie, is that safe?!
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from what i know, the most effective way to prevent giardia is to filter water through a triple-stage filter like PUR, even Brita isn't good enough, supposedly.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:30 PM United States
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My vet just called,maggie is positive for giardia. I have taken all her wood out of her cage and scrubbed it and poured boiling water over everything,is this effective?!
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:51 AM Canada
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Hey guys,

I have been dealing with giardia for 7 months now. She's been on Panacur, Flagyl, and both at the same time. I'm sanitizing like crazy, and she's on a riser.

I'm pretty much going loopy at this point.

Is it possible that it's just resistent to the meds? I'm at a loss!
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:45 PM United States
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Hey guys,

I have been dealing with giardia for 7 months now. She's been on Panacur, Flagyl, and both at the same time. I'm sanitizing like crazy, and she's on a riser.

I'm pretty much going loopy at this point.

Is it possible that it's just resistent to the meds? I'm at a loss!
What kind of water source are you using?

Have the treatments been a couple weeks on, one week off, then a couple weeks on again? Sometimes that treatment regimen is required to kick the infection. It allows all the cysts that weren't affected by the medication to grow to a point where they are affected by it.
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