My puppy has been having problems with her poop for a long time, and i have been so relieved that we got it finally taken care of. I have two other dogs a nine year old lab and four year old chi. My puppy is in the process of being treated for tapeworm. She also was treated with antibiotics for coccidia. She is doing very well now. I was concerned because my chi. threw up last night and this morning had blood in his poop. I am concerned because it seems like this problem with poop is repeating itself. Could have my puppy passed it on to my chi. they do spend alot of time playing with each other? My lab seems to be doing fine. I have been keeping the yard extremely clean since the problem with my puppy started. Can my lab get it next, and does anyone no how I can stop this from going from dog to dog, besides keeping the poop picked up? Thank you!!
according to my vet this morning, a parasite is passed through poop. It is a danger if a child is palying in a yard in dirt that a dog has pooped in because the parasite can live in the soil. So, i would assume that the same goes for dogs and soil. some dogs eat leaves, dig and may even eat poop from another dog. If you suspect that there was a transfer of a parasite from one dog to the other, i would call your vet and see if you can get meds for your now sick one. A dewormer isn't that expensive and you can even get them over the counter, but make sure you know what you are treating and only use what will work on that illness. It may be best if you see your vet and get whjat the other dog was on. coccidia is treated different and you need to get some meds. I would ask to treat all dogs to be sure. Ella's mom
75 percent of all adult dogs carry coccidia in them, and most without any ill effects. It's usually puppies that are affected by this bacteria (I think it's a bacteria, anyway). That doesn't mean that you shouldn't take your dog to the vet, or take a stool sample with you. What you need to do to prevent all reoccurrences is start picking up your dogs poop in the yard.
Coccidia is a parasite. There is no medicine that will cure it, only medicine to limit it's reproduction. It will sometimes take them a month to kill the coccidia in their system. The dogs own immune system will eventually kill it. Older dogs have stronger immune systems, and so it's not often seen in older dogs..mostly puppies. You need to pick up the poop and spray the area with ammonia water because they can live on the ground. But you may want to have your other dogs tested for tapeworm also.