This is Delyte's person. The vet told us that his fecal sample had giardia in it, but he has no other symptoms except maybe his appetite was off, but that has come back. He is a total indoor cat and has no contact with any other cat except Stella, and she does not have it. Where could he have gotten it? Although I put leftover cat food out for the feral cats, I always wash the cat dishes in anti-bacterial detergent, sometimes soaking them. Yesterday I cleaned all the dishes with bleach and I am going to feed the strays with paper dishes.
Is this enough disinfecting? The vet gave him Flagyl and so far he is taking it and it is not messing with his appetite. They want to give him a steroid to make him eat better, but I didn't want to start both at the same time in case there were side effects so that I could tell which one caused it.
I have been avoiding telling my boyfriend what exactly the bacteria is, for fear that he will tell me that I have to get rid of Delyte or quarantine him or something. [He is a bit of a hypochondriac, as well as being a person with serious health problems.] If I keep the dishes and pans clean, is there any problem with contagion?