Coccidiosis Is A Serious Infection That Can Be Life

Coccidiosis is an intestinal condition caused by coccidia, a common protozoal parasite in the canine world. It is often found in dogs. Certain dogs are at a higher risk of contracting the parasites that cause coccidiosis. Puppies living in an unsanitary environment or in crowded conditions of pet stores and shelters are also very vulnerable. Puppy with coccidi can experience weight loss and vomiting. The parasite affects the dog's intestines. This usually leads to early signs of coccridiosis like mild diarrhea. Weight loss can be a sign of serious health problems in growing pups. The following causes can occur:Ingesting contaminated food or water. Dehydration. Coccidiasis is a serious infection that can be life-threatening. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, loss of appetite, or dehydration. Dogs are usually given anti-parasitic medication to help remove coccidium. Mild cases can recover within four weeks. Water bowls, food bowls, bedding, crates, and any other surfaces your dog comes into contact with should be sanitized regularly. Environmental control is vital in kennels or other environments where large numbers of dogs are housed. Ccidia is resistant to some common anti-malaria drugs , but diluted chlorine dioxide is usually effective. . . .

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