We dropped off on Monday,...
this morning we got the call,... 50+ Giardia cysts/field
(maybe a different sub-species than the "human" form)
Article on Giardia Infection in Cats
That is a high level of infection.
Vladi drinks from the ponds regularly,...
So,... a V.E.T. trip was scheduled,... for the entire family.
Tanji is gone,...
Since the entire family was going,... we headed out and
(we felt we needed a second anyway, just to be safe,...)
The spots loaded together,...
All went very smoothly at the V.E.T.
I stayed in the car with the kenneled boys,
while Lesley checked us in.
We went straight from the car to our room,
Everyone got weighed and inspected.
T - 11.2 lbs, Heart Rate 150bpm
U - 14.1 lbs, Heart Rate 140bpm
V - 9.9 lbs, Heart Rate 140bpm
Everyone had nice low HRs, looked good and got clean bills of health,
except for the Giardia. All three behaved very well.
Everyone was happy to be home,...
The first doses of medication didn't go so well
but everyone got their full dose.
They are each getting liquid half doses of Fenbendazole
and Metronidazole calibrated to their body weight.
We need to watch them closely for changes in
behavior/body control, eating habits, etc. etc.
Of note, in the past we have always let the boys loose in the car, thinking this would be less stressful for them. Today, everyone stayed in the carriers, even in the V.E.T. and we feel it went smoother. They didn't sing more, and even seemed to relax a bit more, plus they are probably safer in their locked carrier while in the car.