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|06-24-2006, 04:14 AM||#1|
Donating Yorkie Yakker
Join Date: Jun 2006
Mia has diarrhea again, and she has been sleeping a lot. When she is awake, she is energetic but she sleeps A LOT. The breeder had given us Albon to "help ease her stress" but I am starting to question that. Does anyone know what Albon is actually for?
The vet thought Mia had parasites so she got Panacur for a couple of days, and she was fine for a bit. But this morning she had diarrhea again. We will take her stool sample to the vet for another analysis.
Oh, and Mia's occasional foamy vomiting continues.
Please let me know if these symptoms seem familar, and what they could be. Please?
|06-24-2006, 10:41 AM||#2|
YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: El Paso, Texas
Albon is a sulfur based antibiotic used to treat coccidia.
Fortunately, coccidiosis is treatable. Drugs such as sulfadimethoxine (Albon®) and trimethoprim-sulfadiazine (Tribrissen®) have been effective in the treatment and prevention of coccidia. Because these drugs do not kill the organisms, but rather inhibit their reproduction capabilities, elimination of coccidia from the intestine is not rapid. By stopping the ability of the protozoa to reproduce, time is allowed for the puppy's own immunity to develop and remove the organisms.
The puppy might also have giardia which is harder to diagnose through a fecal exam and treated with metronadizole (sp?), and Albon would be ineffective. If the vet didn't identify coccidia as the parasite through a fecal float then I would think it is probably giardia.
|06-24-2006, 10:59 AM||#3|
Donating Yorkie Yakker
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Francisco, CA
hey lolabella - not sure how old Mia is, but Buddy at 7 months has the same trouble - we'll do metronidazole for a week and then it will come back - by now it takes about a month to come back - and it's usually after something suspicious happens - in this case, he had been neutered a week or 2 before (a stressful situation) then he went and played in a friends backyard and I know he must have eaten some things that weren't good for him. Then I gave him some different food.
The type of diarrhea can be telling - if you see mucous or if it's "pudding-like" - that can make a difference. Also, I find that his poop does come out in the order it "goes in" - so if I know he's eaten well earlier in the day, but then snags a random piece of food on the floor, then I understand why the poop comes out solid, but watery at the end...that can be a clue.
I'll try to help as much as possible, but definitely the vet will be able to help you diagnose. Good luck!
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