Giardia in Cats

Giardia are protozoa (one-celled organisms) that live in the small intestine of dogs and cats. Younger animals are usually affected, and the usual sign is diarrhea. The diarrhea may be acute, intermittent, or chronic. Usually the infected animals will not lose their appetite, but they may lose weight. The feces are often abnormal, being pale, having a bad odor, and appearing greasy. In the intestine, Giardia prevents proper absorption of nutrients, damages the delicate intestinal lining, and interferes with digestion.

As with other parasites of the digestive system, prevention of the spread of Giardia centers on testing and treating infected animals and using sanitary measures to reduce or kill the organisms in the environment. Solutions of Lysol, bleach, and quaternary ammonium compounds are effective against Giardia.

Remember, Giardia of cats may infect people, so good, personal hygiene should be used by adults when cleaning litter boxs or picking up the yard, and by children who may play with pets or in potentially contaminated areas.

Karbo Essentials® for Cat Owners
To reap the many benefits of Karbo Essentials™ such as increased litter size, stronger and more vigorous kittens, little or no coccidia, giardia, round worms (ascarids) or hook worms and fewer digestive upsets, read the instructions below and follow the recommended feeding guides.  

Karbo Essentials™ can be mixed with wet or dry food. If you feed your Cat dry food you may want to moisten the food with water so the powder will stick to it, then add the Karbo Essentials™ and mix together.  

Adult Cats
When you first begin using Karbo Essentials™, we recommend you begin with 1/4 to 1/3 the level listed. Increase the amount you give slowly over 3 - 4 weeks. Continue at the Regular level for 60 days, then you can switch to the maintenance level.  

Amount listed is for active animals. You can lower the amount you give your Cat if they lead a very sedentary lifestyle.

Kittens
Start all kittens on Karbo Essentials™ as soon as they start to eat solid food. The TOP CHART on the below is based on the total litter weight. For example if there are 5 kittens in the litter and they weigh 1/2 pounds each, the total litter weight is 2.5 pounds. Add 1/2 scoop to the total daily amount of food you would give them. Once you begin to feed the kittens individually you can move to the lower chart.

Supplement on a continuous basis for maximum immune stimulation and disease fighting effect.

Feeding Guide for a Litter of kittens

Kitten Litter Weight Amount of Essentials mixed in daily rations Frequency
2.5 pounds 1/2 scoop (1/6 tsp) Once Daily
5 pounds 1 scoops (1/3 tsp) Once Daily
7.5 pounds 1 1/2 scoops (1/2 tsp) Once Daily
10 pounds 2 scoops (2/3tsp) Once Daily
Feeding Guide for an Individual Cat or kitten
Amount listed is for active animals.
You can lower the amount you give your Cat
if they lead a very sedentary lifestyle.
Kitten and Adult Weight Amount of Essentials mixed in daily rations Frequency
Regular Maintanence
5 pounds 1 scoop (1/3 tsp) 1/2 scoop (1/6 tsp) Once Daily
7.5 pounds 1 1/2 scoop (1/2 tsp) 3/4 scoop (1/4 tsp) Once Daily
10 pounds 2 scoop (2/3 tsp) 1 scoop (1/3 tsp) Once Daily


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