I need some help. We have a 12week old yorkshire terrier and she has had diarrea every since we got her. Now her stools are real bloody. She was tested and had coccidia and is on albon but nothing seems to help. What do I do next.
Yes Albon is prescribed for coccidia as well as marquis. There may be a difference between the 5% and 12.5% in what it will treat, but Albon is one.
Just a helpful hint. After you've completed your round of Albon, buy some plain 4% or so fat yogurt and give her a teaspoon with her meals for a few days. Warning-her stools may be a little softer, but it will help bring back the good bacteria to the stomach and help her recover from both the coccidia and antibiotics.
***Edited By: myshadow on 3/20/2005 8:24:17 AM*** Reason: add
How many days has she been on the Albon? You may need to get back to the vet; sometimes they can have both Coccidia and also have Giardia or even worse, Parvo.
If she has been on the Albon for 3 days and the symptoms have worsened I would be looking for an emergency vet; especially with the bloody stools. If it has only been one or two days though the medicine may not have had time to work. Make sure you do not miss any doses!!!!!
Coccidia is a Protozoan, not a bacteria. Giardia is also a protozoan. They are hard to treat and hard to get rid of because they will be in the yard forever where you live. If you plan to breed your female in the future, you will likely need to sell your puppies with a course of Albon because it is on your place, now and forever, and the active form of the disease is brought on by stress on the young animal such as being removed from the mother.
Yes albon is used for coccidia.. Go tot the vet and have a GIARDIA SNAP test done. The puppy may have Giardia. almost shows the same signs a coccidia. The albon is a sure thing for coccidia and will cure it, but if there is still blood, then please make sure you get a GIARDIA SNAP test done,,Giardia can be deadly if not treated. Coccidia is a parasite Giardia is a bactiera. GOOD LUCK !!!!!
"Giardia is a protozoan parasite that lives in the intestine of affected animals. It is unclear whether there are several species of this parasite or whether there is one species that affect several different animals, including people. These small parasites are very easy to miss on a fecal exam and may not be present in the stool of animals infected with the organism. Repeated fecal exams are sometimes necessary to identify this parasite. Not all animals in which infection can be demonstrated have clinical signs. This leads some people to believe that the parasite may not cause disease . Most vets think that there may just be other factors, like the animal's immune response to the parasite that cause some animals to develop disease and not others. Clinical signs of giardia include weight loss, inability to gain weight appropriately during growth, diarrhea, vomiting, lack of appetite and greasy appearing stools. Them most commonly used medication for giardia infection is metronidazole (Flagyl). The organisms come from the environment and live in moist to wet areas. They are susceptible to quatenary ammonium disinfectants, Lysol and dilute chlorine bleach. Keeping the dog's environment dry helps a lot."