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    Tim (Slowhike) Garner
    BPL Member

    @slowhike

    Locale: South East U.S.

    Maybe Aquatabs weren’t the best choice because of not being able to take care of crypto but I’m wondering how common of an issue that is in the southeast US.

    I’ll be carrying them as a back-up, just in case my Sawyer Squeeze would fail me.

    Also, the dosing, it says the 49mg tabs will treat .75 litters. Would it a bad thing to use 2 tabs in a litter?

    Also thinking I might try breaking a couple into smaller pieces.

    #3787187
    Dan
    BPL Member

    @dan-s

    Locale: Colorado

    I don’t know if any particular microorganism is terribly common, but crypto is definitely out there. In fact, a while back, my dog was having some chronic GI problems, and the vet eventually diagnosed her with it.

    Is there a reason you chose those tablets over chlorine dioxide, like Katadyn Micropur? Was the concern about treatment time?

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    MJ H
    BPL Member

    @mjh

    I’ve always thrown a couple of Aquatabs into my first aid kit in case the water filter got lost or broken. I’ve never used them. I hadn’t heard of Micropur.

    #3787194
    Tim (Slowhike) Garner
    BPL Member

    @slowhike

    Locale: South East U.S.

    Dan, I hope your dog fully recovered.

    The reason I bought the Aquatabs was not doing enough research or asking questions.

    I read through several of the posts here about chemical treatments but me under educated brain got lost in all the chemistry discussion. Fell asleep, just bought a popular option ;~)

    #3787215
    Dan
    BPL Member

    @dan-s

    Locale: Colorado

    Thanks, Tim. Yes she was fine after a couple weeks of treatment. I just mentioned my dog because they are always drinking  potentially contaminated water. I’ve noticed vets mentioning crypto more in recent years, so I assume it’s around, but this is very anecdotal. Our other dog recently had some GI problems, and our vet immediately suggested a crypto screen.

    Most people are filtering water these days, so it’s hard to know how much Giardia and Cryptosporidium is actually out there. Public water sources are tested regularly, but I don’t know of any results from widespread testing of lakes and creeks.

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