Coccidiosis is commonly seen in young puppies and kittens, but can be seen in older pets as well. Coccidiosis causes diarrhea, possibly with blood or mucous. If left untreated, pets may become dehydrated, lose weight, stop eating, or fail to grow properly.
Coccidiosis is treatable by oral medications. Please give all medications as prescribed. Keep your pet’s area cleaned of feces and disinfected. If your pet’s diarrhea is severe, give him/her Pedialyte to drink. Feed a bland diet of either Science Diet I/D or boiled rice with chicken broth for 2-3 days until the diarrhea resolves. Call us if your pet’s condition worsens or if there is no improvement in 48 hours.