Is giardia in dogs contagious? You bet! In fact you won't believe how I gave it to my own dog.
The first thing to know is that keeping that poop picked up is the first step in keeping the chance of infection down because giardia cysts are passed through the feces.
A dog can have giardia without symptoms (for awhile at least) and since it's microscopic, we don't know it's there yet.
Yes! The technical term is Zoonotic which just means it can jump species - so yes, you can get it from your dog.
Keep that poop picked up!
Cats can get it as well, but they seem to be more immune than dogs or even humans.
As a holistic dog health coach, I help people improve their dogs health through herbs and non toxic alternatives to drugs.
So, if I know so much, how on earth did I give my dog giardia? I'll explain in the video.
You can learn more about this awful beast in the links below the video.
Note: This video was originally on my How to Cure Giardia page, thus the reference at the end.
And if you haven't guessed just how I gave Lulu giardia, I didn't realize I had stepped in a bit of dog poop while playing with those seven dogs in my son and daughter-in-law's yard.
By the time I realized it, I had walked into my kitchen and naturally my own dog had to take some deep whiffs of where I'd been before I could get it cleaned up.The cysts either went up her nose or got on her nose so that when she licked it with her tongue, they were ingested.
I removed my shoes and stuck them in the garage until I had time to clean them and later once I realized what I'd done, I threw them in the trash.
More Pages on this Website About Giardia
Curing Giardia in Dogs The nuts and bolts of what to buy
IBD in Dogs with Giardia (Irritable Bowel Disease)
Giardiasis, Know Thy Enemy
Herbs vs Drugs and the difference between them