Infections

A Primer On Coccidia Infection: Does My Dog Have Coccidiosis?

A Primer On Coccidia Infection: Does My Dog Have Coccidiosis?

Coccidiosis is an infection of the intestinal tract in dogs. Coccidia are single-cell parasites—protozoa.   At least four different “species” of coccidia can infect dogs. In most cases, the infected dogs show no apparent symptoms. However, if your dog gets sick, they most likely contracted Isospora canis. Coccidia life-cycle Dogs contract the parasite by contact with contaminated poop containing immature forms…

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Parvovirus in Dogs: Tidus’ Recovery From Parvo

Parvovirus in Dogs: Tidus’ Recovery From Parvo

Canine parvovirus is an extremely contagious and potentially fatal viral infection. The only available treatment is supportive care. That’s why parvo is one of the core vaccines. Thank you, Shaws M. Finch, DVM, for sharing Tidus’ story. Tidus’s story Tidus is my nephew Travis’s Pit Bull puppy.  I’ve never known a cuter and sweeter dog. Then Tidus stopped eating for…

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