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Hey gamermouse--I'll give you the creep again--the Pacific Northwest in genera is giardia country on the west side and the central valley. Lots of rain, lots of standing water around, also lots of wild animals carrying giardia--in Oregon it's often referred to a Beaver feaver.
When I was training my dogs to track--the one that I thought was most likely to succeed as a tracking dog went tracking every week for four years--we tracked in grass fields, in orchards and in big empty lots. That dog had at least three bouts of giardia a year--my vet finally gave me an refill 50 times prescription for metrodiazole and didn't make me bring in stool samples or the dog. But all those places had standing water--streams the grass fields and other fields that we used when they were fallow had run off ditching around their perimeter to carry off excess water and there were farm ponds--little streams in the woods and they were all potential sources of giardia.
But it should clear up pretty fast on metrodiazole. It definitely will cause soft stools and blow out diarrhea.
At least he's having problems that are cureable and then if he still has pudding poops you can check out the quantity of food...