Greetings all! I have been enjoying this forum for the past week, since getting my female GSD Rizzo, and it's been very informative and helpful!
I found out today that my little girl (12 weeks today) has coccidia. We took her to the emergency vet, and now have medication. Since we've only had her a week, the vet thinks she had it when we adopted her.
I'll monitor her behavior for the next few days, and hope she resumes eating and playing as normal. My question, though, is what to expect from her recovery, especially in terms of weight gain. Rizzo is REALLY small. She weighed in at just 11.7 lbs. at the vet today, again at 12 weeks. I know she is going to be on the smaller side, but I think the coccidia may have caused her to not gain as much as she should. Do you think she will start growing more once she is rid of this parasite, or will this permanently affect her size?
No matter how big she gets I will love her to pieces, and I was looking for a dog on the smaller side to begin with. But I wonder if anyone can tell me if they saw a noticeable "jump" in weight after a coccidia infection.
Thanks a million!