While you may have heard about dangerous diseases such as parvo and distemper, you may not have heard about another possible threat to your puppy's health called coccidia, or coccidiosis, that can be deadly.
Coccidia is caused by several different intestinal parasites and can affect many animals including dogs, cats and even birds, though it tends to adversely affect some species more than others. While there is a preventative vaccine for poultry, there isn't one for dogs. Fortunately, this disease can be treated and easily prevented.
Common Symptoms of Coccidia
Causes of Coccidia:
Diagnosis of Coccidia
If you suspect your puppy has coccidia or your puppy is appearing unwell, Erickson Veterinary Hospital in Chico can give him or her a thorough check to determine the exact cause, so your puppy will continue to thrive and give you years of enjoyment and companionship.