[gardeners] OT: Living in the Woods

Rosemary Carlson (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 13 Jan 1999 19:27:06 -0500

Hi everyone: As some of you know, I've just moved from the city into the
woods. Love it here BUT, within a week or so, all 3 of my dogs were sick.
After trying to treat them myself, I took them to their vet - and they were
diagnosed with giardia. Apparently, contracting giardia is common with
animals (and people!) in the woods - and is a special fear of hikers.
They've all been treated and are now well - but, here's my question. How do
I keep them from contracting the same thing all over again?? The fact that
their backyard is forest floor isn't going to change! TIA!

Rosemary in the foggy, rainy Eastern KY mountains