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|09-02-2008, 05:07 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: canonsburg, pa usa
Coccidia rears its ugly head
Well while getting ready for Pantera to have her spay next week, it was discovered that she has Coccidia. I am forever creeped out by this parasite. I am also broke in the wallet by this parasite! I am treating all my dogs and the cat so that is one rottie, one Cairn, two yorkies and a cat with $80 dollars to round it to an even number worth of medicine.
I have cleaned all crates with ammonia and flooring the best I can but I have to tell you I am still creeped out. She has been bathed twice; once because I wanted her bathed and once because she asked for one. Yes, my yorkie will beg to get in the shower with me and be bathed. She is the only dog I have ever had that does this. The goofy part is she usually does need one when she does this because she has rolled in something or has a foul smell. But yet, I am creeped out.
If anyone has ever dealt with this and was creeped out please let me know what you did to calm down. I have dealth with fleas and tapeworms before and never was creeped out like this.
One this is for sure...I will never ever again buy bird seed and feed birds in my yard like I did all summer! We have never had this problem until I decided to feed birds.
|09-02-2008, 05:24 AM||#2|
I Love My Yorkies
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
So sorry you are going through that. Thats why I dont feed the birds in my yard either
|09-02-2008, 06:40 AM||#3|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
ok... so you are saying that coccidia can come from birds ??? 2 of you saying that? Would you please educate me on that one? i knew reptiles can get coccidia and pass it on.... to each other ... but birds get it and can pass it to dogs?
"The reason a dog has many friends is because it wags it's tail instead of it's tong " [I]Smartpuppiepets@yahoo.com /I][
|09-02-2008, 08:50 AM||#4|
Donating YT 14K Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2005
Blog Entries: 1
My last litter had a bout of Coccidia. I got the meds, completely wiped the entire x-pen down with bleach...then went over it again with warm water and kept the pen extremely clean. No problems after that.
As always...JMO (Just My Opinion)
|09-02-2008, 11:30 AM||#5|
YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: HOT, HOT, HOT AZ
I have read and confirmed with my vet that nothing like bleach, parvo-cide type cleaners, etc will kill it on kennel surfaces.. The only thing that will is boiling water. Also, if you are treating many animals why dont you check out the Reveval catalog. You can get Albon by the gallon and its much cheaper than running back and forth to the vet. Bet of luck getting rid of that pesky problem!!
|09-02-2008, 11:52 AM||#6|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Florida
Blog Entries: 1
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