My puppy (I am sure you all remember the dummy chick who got her dog from a byb and didn't realize that "accidental litters" are also considered byb) does indeed have kennel cough. She is doing tons better though, and only coughs a couple times a day. It so reminds me of when my kids had croup when they were little. Poor thing. Her fecal sample also came back with giardia. She is on meds for it right now, and totally asymptomatic which I guess I am glad about. She has started her vaccines and got her first de-wormer medicine. I know I didn't get her from the right place, but feel like she is mine now, so I am going to consider my job to make her an awesome dog and get her all fixed up and super healthy.
Does anyone have experience with giardia? How about has any person gotten sick from their puppy? I am pretty nervous that my kids will get it, but what can I do? We are big on hand-washing anyway since my kids have asthma and can get pretty sick from a bad cold. And because I am terrified of stomach viruses. I guess I am just looking for feedback. If a person does indeed get sick, are antibiotics necessary? Thanks!