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Old 01-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sounds exactly like us- $245 and coccidia. We paid a lot for pup as well.
I am just happy we caught it.
The $245 included puppy well visit and meds for c.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I agree with the others..And also agree 200 bucks for a coccidia diagnosis seems pretty darn HIGH to me..Basically it's a fecal, your office visit and meds..
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yeah thats what we had read too, but our vet said no reputable breeder would ever have puppies with this? As you mention it seems common, but the vet acted like it was something that should never happen?
I disagree. One of the other puppies in my last dog's litter had it. The breeder is a very good breeder. One of the new owners called her so she let everyone else know that we should watch for signs or have our vet do a fecal. I was taking my puppy in that day anyway but he never got it. If he had I would have just treated it. It is not uncommon and should not be indicative of bad breeding or a negligent breeder. I believe they can get it from stuff like rabbit feces and some puppies will eat anything!
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It's very easy for puppies to get Coccidia, so no your breeder doesn't owe you anything. Why was your visit so expensive? Only things I can think of that they would charge is an exam, fecal, and meds.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The medicine, I thought, was relatively spendy.
But coccidia is quite common and we've had it a number of times in our rescue, they come in with it, it gets stuck here then gets transferred to others.
We have purchased a big 1gal. bottle of the sulfa- drug to treat it at home, in fact.

Part of the problem is, it's not like parvo with a distinct timeline, a puppy can have it and not have symptoms, until it is stressed - things like going to a new home, change of diet, leaving it's litter, vaccines (possibly) and even spay/neuter can stress the puppy's immune system to where the coccidia rears it's head.

A breeder with it on the property and puppies leaving breeder's with it (becoming ill in new home of course, the stress) is so common as to not even be an issue.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:17 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Coccidia is common.. can even get it in the yard from bird poop. Easily treated with Albon. Your Vet seems a bit over priced.. I'd ask why so much
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Our vet says coccidia birds carry isn't transmittable to dogs. I don't necessarily agree with that, but that's what she says.
She's the one who went to vet school

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Just to echo on what has been said coccidia is very common among pups. My last pup was diagnosed with the disease and treated with Albon. Most pups respond well after the first treatment of 7-10 days, in my pup's case it took a second treatment of Albon to completely erradicate the disease.
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Our vet says coccidia birds carry isn't transmittable to dogs. I don't necessarily agree with that, but that's what she says.
She's the one who went to vet school
Just differences of professional opinions I guess lol. My (former vet, different state) said they can, and she went to vet school too
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Merck Veterinary Manual


"Poultry coccidia are strictly host-specific, and the different species parasitize specific parts of the intestine. Coccidia are distributed worldwide in poultry and wild birds. (See also cryptosporidiosis, Cryptosporidiosis.)"
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