Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
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.