If your dog is diagnosed with giardia, he will likely be prescribed medication, and your veterinarian will recommend a follow-up fecal sample two weeks after treatment.
A dog should be bathed on his last day of treatment to eliminate all giardia cysts from his hair coat. Wearing gloves, you should bathe and rinse his whole body as normal and then focus last on his hind end. Do not touch the rest of his body after you have bathed and rinsed around the anus. This will eliminate spreading any remaining giardia cysts around his hair coat. Pet bowls, toys, etc., should be disinfected in either boiling water or in a high-temperature dishwasher. Upholstery and carpeting should be steam-cleaned and allowed to dry. Hard surfaces can be disinfected with a dilute bleach solution (3/4 cup of bleach mixed with 1 gallon of water) or a disinfecting household cleaning product.
Infected puppies shed cysts containing the parasite in their stool. These cysts can survive in the environment for as long as a year. Other pets can become infected by swallowing the cysts from a contaminated environment, usually during grooming. Dogs and cats can also contract the parasite by eating an infected rodent.
Once inside the pet’s digestive tract, the cysts break open and the parasite enters an intestinal cell, where it reproduces. The cell eventually ruptures, releasing the parasites and damaging the intestinal lining.
The coccidia species that infect dogs don’t infect cats, and vice versa. However, the cysts in the feces from one dog can infect another dog. It’s very unlikely that a human will become infected with the species of coccidia that affect dogs and cats.
Signs of coccidiosis include watery diarrhea that will often be tinged with blood or mucus. Pets with this condition may also experience vomiting( I haven't seen it with vomiting), a loss of appetite and lethargy. Puppies and kittens can be severely affected, exhibiting dehydration, weight loss, and, in some cases, even death.
Older pets usually have milder signs. Some pets can show no signs at all while still shedding the parasite cysts in their feces.
A diagnosis of coccidiosis is made by identifying parasite cysts on a fecal exam. Any new pet being introduced into the home should have a fecal sample tested as soon as possible to diagnose coccidiosis or other intestinal parasite infections. Because some pets never show any signs, fecal tests during annual physical examinations are considered standard practice for all pets.
I put something called cocci-guard on their food this is a preventive not a treatment. Normally after 12-16 weeks their systems are strong enough to not be affected.
If the puppy had coccidia the treatment is Albon and best to get it from your vet.
It’s unpleasant to think about hookworms. The name conjures up an awful vision, but it’s even more unpleasant for your pet to have them. Dogs and cats , both young and old, are at risk for the nasty parasites. And because the eggs can be transmitted through pets’ feces, people can also become infected. Symptoms in pets can include anemia, black diarrhea, coughing, a dull coat, and failure to gain weight. Fortunately, antiparasite drugs can be used to treat an infection, and monthly preventive medicine can protect your pet from hookworms.Overview
Hookworms are internal parasites that generally live in the small intestines of puppies, kittens, dogs, and cats. These worms attach to the intestinal tissue and suck blood and other nutrients from their hosts. Infected mother dogs can transmit hookworm larvae to their puppies during nursing. These larvae migrate through the puppy’s body to the lungs, where they are coughed up and swallowed, finally arriving in the small intestine.
Infected dogs and cats also release hookworm eggs into the environment through their feces. In the environment, hookworm larvae develop into the infective stage and hatch from the eggs so that when pets lie down in contaminated environments they pick up hookworm larvae in their coats and become infected during grooming. Eating stool outright can also lead to infection.
Hookworm larvae in the environment can also penetrate the pet’s skin (dog or cat) and travel through the body, eventually arriving at the small intestine. Dogs and cats can also become infected with hookworms by eating infected animals, such as rodents, or insects, like cockroaches.
Diagnosing a hookworm infection is usually achieved by identifying hookworm eggs during a fecal examination. Unfortunately, hookworm adults don’t shed eggs all the time, so it can be difficult to identify the infection in some cases. That’s why routine deworming and several fecal examinations are always recommended in puppies, kittens, and pets with signs listed above.
Puppies and kittens are routinely treated every few weeks with an antiparasite medication that eliminates hookworms and other internal parasites for at least two sequential treatments or until they are old enough to be placed on a monthly preventive medication. The Panacur listed above will kill hookworms 3-5 days treatment then again in 7 days.
All pets should be on a monthly parasite preventive regimen.
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