Giardia Infection in Bulldogs
and French Bulldogs

Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs is an infection caused by a microscopic protozoan organism that usually infect the intestines of both pets and humans. Giardia infection in  English bulldog puppies, French bulldog puppies and American Bulldog can inflict varying degrees of digestive problems, especially diarrhea.

Giardia-In-bulldogs and french bulldog microscopic image

Giardia-In-bulldogs and french bulldog microscopic image

can survive in the environment a long time. Most Bulldog puppies and other dog breeds become infected when they swallow Giardia cysts that have been passed in the feces of infected animals; this route of infection is called fecal-oral. Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs occurs primarily in puppies and kittens, animals with weakened immune systems (immunodeficient), and animals that live in crowded housing environments such as animal shelters, breeding facilities, kennels, catteries, where the Giardia organisms accumulate in the animals’ surroundings. Healthy pets can also be infected. The Giardia vaccine may be effective in reducing fecal shedding of cysts in but is ineffective in prevention of infectionGiardia infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs usually it takes up to two weeks from contracting the infection to shading it in the stool. The Giardia organism

Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Maintenance:

Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs puppies is fairly easily treated with one of several available drugs. Keep in mind that even after treating your bulldog puppy he or he still might be infected because the organism is quite resistant. Also, reinfection is not uncommon. Thorough cleaning of the immediate environment, water and food bowls with 1:16 (one part bleach and 16 parts water) diluted bleach is recommended. Giardia cysts are also susceptible to drying. Therefore, allow areas that are cleaned to dry thoroughly.

Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Rule of Thumb:

Infected bulldog puppies often seem healthy and do not show any signs of illness (asymptomatic carriers). When your bulldog puppy does exhibit clinical signs like diarrhea it can be intermittent with occasional flareups. If your bulldog puppy is not properly treated, the diarrhea can become chronic and lead to improper processing and digestion (malabsorption), diminished appetite, weight loss, and stunt growth. If your French or bulldog puppy who was diagnosed with giardiasis and is having severe diarrhea, hospitalization may be required for fluid and electrolytes replacement.

Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tips & Warning:

Dr. Kraemer’s Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

Giardia in bulldog puppies intestinal tract

Giardia in bulldog puppies intestinal tract

Tip #1 (DrKraemers.com) : Treating for giardia based on symptom despite a negative test result is prudent, because no single test is 100% reliable.

Dr. Kraemer’s Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #2 (Vet4HealthPet.com): Use proper hygiene. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling infected pets or their feces

Dr. Kraemer’s Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #3 (StemCell4Pet.com): Remove your bulldog puppy feces and discarded it as soon as possible to minimize contamination and reinfection.

Dr. Kraemer’s Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #4: Bathe your bulldog puppy with an antiseptic shampoo like my V4B Antiseptic Shampoo or and V4B Anti Septic Gel if there is faces around the anus and tail.

Dr. Kraemer’s Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #5: Trim the hairs around the anal area

Dr. Kraemer’s Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #6: To combat diarrhea and essential nutrients loss’s you can add probiotics, for essential nutrient losses you can give a supplement like my V4B Recovery Gel and to enhance the immune system you can give an immune booster like my V4B Immune Support

Dr. Kraemer’s Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #7: If you have other pets, have them also examined by your veterinarian.

Dr. Kraemer’s Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #8: Bring a fecal sample to your veterinarian to be tested at least once a year even if your bulldog puppy appear healthy.

Dr. Kraemer’s Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Warning #1: Any suspicion of human Giardia infection should be discussed with a medical doctor.

Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Immune Support for your bulldog puppies.

Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Immune Support for your bulldog puppies.

Dr. Kraemer’s Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Warning #2: Negative stool test result can be false since the giardia organism only being passed in the stool intermittently. In cases where your pet exhibit clinic signs consistent with giardia despite a negative test results, repeating the test in a week time is a good idea.

Dr. Kraemer’s Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Warning #3: Both your bulldog and you are most often become infected by drinking

water from contaminated water sources or from direct contact with other infected humans.

Dr. Kraemer’s Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Warning #4: Giardiasis in cats and dogs are potentially communicable (zoonotic) disease, thus is a public health risk. Please make sure to take steps to protect your kids and your community by practicing basic hygiene, such as wearing gloves or washing hands after handling a pet with giardiasis

Dr. Kraemer’s Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Warning #5: Children and immunodeficient individuals (e.g., persons undergoing chemotherapy, HIV-positive individuals). Are more susceptible to contracted giardia from your pets.

Dr. Kraemer’s Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Warning #6: Giardia can also cause diarrhea and liver problem in people, contact your Dr. if anyone in your household is showing those signs .

Dr. Kraemer’s Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Warning #7: Keep your other pets from coming in contact with your infected bulldog if possible.

Dr. Kraemer’s Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Warning #8: Do not let your Giardia infected pet defecate or swim in public areas.

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