Puppies are precious but are also very vulnerable. New owners need to be aware that like human babies, they have not had all their vaccinations yet and have not yet had the opportunity to fully build up their immune systems. Because of this, they are susceptible to many common parasites present on the ground where they walk, play and eat. Everyone agrees that puppies are not known to make wise choices when it comes to licking or chewing and can be easily exposed to germs and parasites that older dogs and humans can easily fight off.
In this video, Dr. Nathan Crockett and Dr. Verdin of Integrity Animal Health Group in South Carolina discuss valuable information about Giardia, a common puppy parasite that will be helpful to you as a new puppy owner.