Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Central Virginia
If the puppy was fine for the first 2 weeks home, it's more likely that the puppy picked up something in the last week.
Coccidia is very widespread and extremely difficult to eradicate. A good breeder knows it may be a problem and takes steps to minimize the problems the puppy and new owner will face. However, if this was a problem that came from the breeder's place, then you would have had problems the first few days home.
This past year seems to have been a really bad one for coccidia and giardia in many areas of the US--perhaps because of the very mild winter last year?
The medicines to treat coccidia are very inexpensive--it's the surrounding testing that can add up the $$.
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