"Has anyone else experienced Giardia? I would love to hear about your experience too. "
Sad to say but yes. I took in a sample to the vet cuz something was going on with my dogs stool form. OK poop. I have 4 adult EBD, one new puppy and one 10yo lab. Something was not right. I called the vet office to get the results. The tech said, "the vet will have to talk to you about the results". I KNEW that was not good. Later that day the vet called and said it was Giradia. Here's the kick in the gut (or head)...she got if from my own back yard! GREAT, bad news, knowing that it was highly transmitable I knew if the others did not already have it, they would. So the vet sold me lots of panacur, enough for 3 days of each, 2 x @ day. I dropped off a new sample yesterday and will find out the results tommorrow.
But what I don't know is where it came from? I keep bowls cleaned, yard picked up, but with stray cats, birds, rain...and living on irrigation property it could have come from anyplace. Over the past 20 years that I have lived there, I have never had Giardia.
And yes it is VERY nasty, especially in the crates where they sleep. I pray it is gone. The BM (yes poop) is back to normal. Gross that we even have to look closely at that...eeewww...