How can I treat coccidia in my cat at home?
How is coccidiosis treated? The most common drug used to treat coccidiosis is a sulfa-class antibiotic, sulfadimethoxine. It is typically administered for 5-20 days. Some formulations of this medication are pleasant-tasting and most cats will readily accept them.
How much Baycox Can I give my cat?
Dosing for kittens/cats 3 weeks of age and older: Give 0.2 ml per pound once daily for 3 days, then repeat in 7 – 10 days.
What is Baycox used for in cats?
Baycox (Toltrazuril) although unlicenced for treatment of cats eliminates coccidia within three treatment days and is available from veterinarians as a 2.5% solution. A 5% solution is available but not in Greece (it is less alkaline & thus less likely to burn the mouth or cause upset tummies).
What does Ponazuril treat in cats?
Ponazuril is a drug which is used to treat protozoal and coccidial infections in dogs and cats. Coccidia infections are relatively common in puppies and kittens and affected pets usually present with diarrhea.
What does coccidia poop look like in cats?
Diarrhea. Most cats that are showing symptoms of a coccidia infection will have watery diarrhea. 2 Sometimes blood will appear in diarrhea. This is an obvious symptom but many different problems and diseases can cause abnormal stools.
What kills coccidia in cats?
In most cases, coccidia is treated with an antibiotic. In severe cases, when a cat is dehydrated, supportive fluid therapy may also be administered. Not all cats will need treatment, because they usually eliminate the infection themselves.
How do I know if my cat has coccidia?
Symptoms of Coccidia in Cats
- Watery diarrhea (may contain blood)
- Weight loss.
- Abdominal pain.
- Uveitis (inflammation of the uvea)
How long does it take for ponazuril to work in cats?
1 to 2 days
This medication should take effect within 1 to 2 days; however, effects may not be visibly obvious and therefore laboratory tests may need to be done to evaluate this medication’s effectiveness.
What are symptoms of coccidia in cats?
Symptoms of Coccidia in Cats As the life cycle of these parasites occurs in the intestines, signs of illness are related to the digestive system. Diarrhea is most common and may be associated with weight loss. Cats can become dehydrated (especially young kittens), and reluctant to engage in normal, playful behaviors.