Veterinary test tamaVet Multi 2TD giardia, cryptosporidium parvum for dogs and cats
Giardiasis is a disease caused by the unicellular parasite Giardia lamblia (syn. duodenalis/intestinalis).Infection with cysts of the pathogen by oral ingestion occurs predominantly via environmental contamination through faeces and reinfection during grooming. The protozoan Cryptosporidium parvum is an intestinal parasite, infection is usually oral. Giardia infections in dogs and cats are often asymptomatic, however, especially in puppies and kittens, persistent, intermittent diarrhoea with light-coloured, foul-smelling faeces occur, sometimes with mucus and blood admixtures.
Vomiting occurs less frequently. In the acute to chronic course, loss of appetite and emaciation may occur. Similar to giardiasis, infection with Cryptosporidium parvum can lead to poor digestion, but also to abdominal pain, vomiting and fever. Life-threatening diarrhoea can occur, especially in immunocompromised animals or puppies.
The test is suitable for the early detection of Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum in cases of suspicion or clinical symptoms. Taking into account that excretion is irregular and can also stop temporarily, multiple examinations are recommended. At least three faecal examinations over a period of about 4 to 10 days should be carried out.
If in doubt, contact a vet immediately and present your pet. If the rapid test shows a positive result, please take the test and the faecal sample to your vet.