Puppy has Giardia
I have never posted here before,and usually don't on public forums,but I was hoping to get some opinions.
I just got my first dog,a 5 month old puppy,and I have never been happier (he is a papillon).
We took him to his first vet check,and his fecal came up that he has Giardia.I did notice a weird green tinge to his
stools and a strange odor,but other then that,he didn't seem sick with a lot of diarrhea or anything.
My husband is picking up his medication for it on his way home from work,but the vet seemed concerned that we might catch this.She said she hasn't heard of any cases where people have caught it from there dog,but to not let him kiss us on our faces.
We definitely won't NOW,but we have been letting him kiss us quite a bit up until this point.
My question is,IF we happen to catch this from our pup,what will happen to us? And,if anyone's dog has had it,what happened and how long did it take to get better?
From what I have read online,it doesn't seem THAT serious unless you get dehydrated from the diarrhea.Dogs who are treated are usually ok,and some humans don't require treatment unless their symptoms are bad.Can anyone share an experience with it or have any advice?