After the vet has diagnosed that your dog has coccidia, an immediate medication may be done to treat its symptoms. It should be noted that some symptoms are similar to coccidia, although they may be are simply fever only. One of the common symptoms of coccidia is diarrhea. Vets need a complete diagnosis in order to give the right treatment for coccidia. The following are the most likely to happen when your dog undergoes treatment for intestinal parasites.
- Isolate the infected from other dogs to be safe from coccidia transmission
- Treat dog diarrhea with sulfadimethoxine like Albon, Bactrovet, or Tribrissen
- Continue the intestinal parasite treatment within 10 to 14 days until dog no longer shows any symptoms. In this case, the dog is placed under observation for 48 hours before it can completely go back home.
- Dehydrated dogs are placed into intravenous fluids (IV) as treatment for coccidia. This may require inpatient stay in a veterinary clinic until the dogs completely recovers from dehydration and other coccidia symptoms.
- Other dogs that shave gone near and mingled with the infected dogs, will also receive the same treatment for coccidia to make sure that they will not suffer the same disease again.
- Once the dog is healed from coccidia, the place where they stayed is disinfected. By this, vets use a solution of eight ounces of bleach mixed with one gallon of water to spray on the area and allow it to sit for 20 minutes before rinsing it with warm water.
- As part of the intestinal parasite treatment, the grassy areas, which have been exposed to the infected dogs, are isolated for at least one month, before dogs can completely play in the area again.
- Pet owners bathe dogs, including those that are not infected, in order to remove the fecal matter. To do this, you can bathe your dogs with ammonium disinfectant but be careful that the medicine does not get through the dog’s eyes.