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    I recieve my English bulldog from [Breeder link removed] on the 9th of this month.. the same day he had a vet appointment for his checkup and VERY loose stool. He was stool tested and came out positive for Giardia and round worm..which they said was common in puppys who where shipped in planes. so i used prescribed medication to no avail..took him back to the Vets and he was then diagnosed with coccidia.. i overnighted the medication from DR smith and fosters and already have been using it for 4 days..i smash it up and mix it with peanut butter and he eats it all up. but i also read u should see results withing 48 hours and its been 4 days with no signs of improvement.. any help would be greatly appreciated! there is no vomit or blood in his stool he is still gaining weight and growing as he should and very hydrated.

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    Default Re: 10 week OLD severe Diahrea giardia/coccidia??

    Aww what a lovely bully xx as hes so young i would make another vet appointment just to be on a safe side -puppies can go from good to worse quickly
    Im sorry i have no experience with this
    But in uk we are advised to worm puppies regularly untill they are 3 months old then every 3 months
    I hope he feels better soon xx

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    My Winston got Giardia he was VERY ill, we thought he might have parvo… we took him to the vet daily for IV fluids because he had watery bloody diarrhea and vomiting. If it was my call I would take him to the vets immediately… these guys can dehydrate quickly!!! Please keep us posted...

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    I would recommend taking him to the vet, just in case its something serious, he might have eaten something toxic...

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    Sorry to hear of your problems. Poor baby!

    My advice. Continue to keep up on the medicine, and go for a recheck of his stool in a week.

    Sounds like he's eating and drinking good, is that right? Try reducing his food amount by a little bit, if you are giving 1.5 cups a day, go down to 1 and 1/4 cup. Many times runny stool is due to too much food.


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    Sorry to hear about the issues you are dealing with. When I got Dooley he started having runny stool. I had him tested twice for coccida and other possible problems. Turns out he was allergic to chicken in his food. What food are you using and how much/often are you feeding?

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    did the vet give you metronidazole? its an antibiotic and also has anti-inflammatory effects. It helps Lola with diarrhea within 24 hours. But as all antibiotics go, you have to finish the whole prescription or else you run the risk of the bacteria populating the body again. Im sorry your puppy is sick…

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    What a cutie pie!! You got good advice from the gang.... Finish the meds and go back to the vet for a recheck, since he is still eating it is a good sign he is improving, but definitely back to the vet to confirm all is going in the right direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4WHLN View Post
    Sorry to hear about the issues you are dealing with. When I got Dooley he started having runny stool. I had him tested twice for coccida and other possible problems. Turns out he was allergic to chicken in his food. What food are you using and how much/often are you feeding?
    I am using what the breeder told me he was feeding him but not sure if its true. It is Blue Buffalo.. I feed him 3-4 times a day.. 120ml or 1/2 as it says.


    Quote Originally Posted by aprilemari View Post
    did the vet give you metronidazole? its an antibiotic and also has anti-inflammatory effects. It helps Lola with diarrhea within 24 hours. But as all antibiotics go, you have to finish the whole prescription or else you run the risk of the bacteria populating the body again. Im sorry your puppy is sick…
    Yes that was the first med he prescribed and he went through them with no improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4WHLN View Post
    Sorry to hear about the issues you are dealing with. When I got Dooley he started having runny stool. I had him tested twice for coccida and other possible problems. Turns out he was allergic to chicken in his food. What food are you using and how much/often are you feeding?
    How did you find out he was allergic?


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    Default Re: 10 week OLD severe Diahrea giardia/coccidia??

    I don't have any experience with this but I just wanted to say ~Hi and Welcome~ your baby is beautiful<3 Maybe his loose stool is caused by something else also? Is everything else normal? He eats, drinks, plays and acts normal? No redness in his skin or anything? Sorry lots of questions

    When my furkids gets runny tummy I boil them chicken breast (no bones) and white rice to eat for a day or two and they always comes right on that. But since Mugen deals with some other things I'm not sure it's a good idea to try that anyone? Maybe your vet can advice you if it's safe to try that on him at this stage.

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    Take him to the Vet, have blood work done again, he is so Precious, and a Cutie he is. Let us now Please how he is doing. Susan

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