• I will have to google that. I have never heard of it.


  • @krunzer:

    I will have to google that. I have never heard of it.

    Coccidiosis is one of the most common of parasites in puppies. While none of my litters have ever had it, it can happen to the best of breeders.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccidia


  • So should I have the other dogs checked? Or is it unlikely that it was passed onto them? Should I wash all bedding, toys, crates, etc? Anything else I can do to make sure he doesn't get reinfected?


  • @basilboy7:

    So should I have the other dogs checked? Or is it unlikely that it was passed onto them? Should I wash all bedding, toys, crates, etc? Anything else I can do to make sure he doesn't get reinfected?

    Can't hurt to take a stool sample in on the other dogs, IMO.

    And once you get it cleared up, then all you can do is just have the stool checked during regular Vet visits or if you see another problem


  • We do stool check several times a year. We just never know what the b's have gotten into and its better to know.


  • So I stopped off at the vet to pick up his medications and there's two meds, one pill and one liquid (liquid for 3 days, pill for 10 days). Then on the 10th day we have to go back for a re-test. The vet said I have to use a diluted bleach mixture on the parts where he goes poo so that the other dogs don't get infected and to look for signs of diarrhea in the other dogs. I'm hoping this is the last of it.


  • Once you have done the bleaching and gotten all the med on board for your infected b, I would take all the dogs stool samples down to make sure one isn't keeping worms and then repassing them on. That is what I would do.


  • @sharronhurlbut:

    Once you have done the bleaching and gotten all the med on board for your infected b, I would take all the dogs stool samples down to make sure one isn't keeping worms and then repassing them on. That is what I would do.

    We bleached the yard yesterday and I bleach after everytime they go poo. Noticed this morning that my sister's golden retriever has diarrhea. I guess I'll be taking their stool samples in. She has a separate vet across town… should I take hers there or just stick with my own close by?


  • Well, I would go to the vet who knows your dogs "worm" history.


  • Cara had coccidia when we got her, but I have read research that it is killed more easily with ammonia than bleach so that's what I used–- pick up, pour ammonia over area. Neither Connor nor Arwen got it. But since you weren't doing it before, do take in stool samples of the other dogs to avoid them continuing to pass it around. A dog can have it with limited effect and still be passing it in stools to recontaminate your pup.
    http://www.sheltermedicine.vet.cornell.edu//shelter/coccidia.htm

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