Re: [gardeners] OT: Living in the Woods

Allen and Judy Merten (
Thu, 14 Jan 1999 23:58:28 -0600

Hi Rosemary,
    What is giardia? I hate to confess my ignorance but I have never heard of
it. My 2 dogs frequently are on "forest floor" type terrain, so I am
courious/concerned about them coming down with it. We have been here two years.
So far no ill effects.
    Bastrop Co.,Tx

Rosemary Carlson wrote:

> 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