• When away from public water supplies, will providing my dog with iodine treated water after she drinks from streams help protect her from parasites? If so, how long after she drinks from streams would that be helpful? By the way, there was no age option on this web form for 11 months old, but that's my dog's age.

    Hi Jay,
    My recommendation would be to carry a portable dog bowl and some potable water with you for your dog to encourage her to drink the clean water source. If there are certain parasites you are concerned about, I would discuss with your veterinarian as they will know the prevalence for your area and may have additional options to help protect your dog.

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