Post by jenandkids on Mar 13, 2011 14:19:02 GMT -5
I want to take Mimi and Kyrie to a secluded spot at the lake around here. Is there anything I should know/do beforehand? Other than their leashes, harnesses, food and water is there anything I should take?
Outdoor water sources can contain giardia in sufficient amounts to cause problems in some animals. I know that giardia is common in Colorado. Ferrets tend to be bothered by it n tap water. Some dogs have trouble with the tap water around here too. So. the natural water supplies tend to carry a fair amount giardia. This is not necessarily the case where you live, but you may want tfin out if giardia tends to be a problem in your area before allowing your ferret to play in the lake.
I don't know anything about it but....if the area that you're going to that the water moves, more than just sits in a pond would probably be more free of giardia. At this point the risk is doable but I would be doing more research on giardia and what causes it to grow, bloom and thrive. What are the areas most susceptible to it's growth....that type of thing. Ways to stack the odds in your favour. If you educate yourself about it then you will understand and know what is most likely to happen, when and so on. It may be that you may not want to take your little ones out to play in the water in the middle of the summer or early spring (I don't know these facts I'm just throwing ideas at you). Investigate your possibilities ciao