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post #1 of 11
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I have two foster kittens and one of them was very sick and was just diagnosed with coccidia. The vet said she will be fine and gave me the liquid medication to give to both of them. I have read some posts here where people have said their kitties died from this. I hope my Bonnie will be okay!

Is there anything special I can do to help them get over this more quickly. I have heard coccidia can be hard to get rid of.

Thanks!
post #2 of 11
Ellie had it but neither of the other two, though they were all treated. If the vet has got it in time and you complete the treatment I am sure they will be fine. Be sure you observe scrupulous hygiene in the litter pans, and wash their bedding etc, and it should go.
post #3 of 11
Hi Negs, I posted a reply to your other post too under strays. Just keep everything clean. Dump out the litter and replace daily (it's a pain I know) and scoop as often as possible. If any of them have diarrhea, make sure their butts are clean. (Use a damp cotton swab and gently,very gently clean).

Their own systems have to kick this, the albon doesn't actually get rid of it for them. Just keep things poop free and with some time and love you should be ok!

Get them retested in a couple of weeks. If they are positive you'll keep giving them albon, just be sure to ask the vet what their new dose should be as they will be larger in 2 weeks.
post #4 of 11
I know this is an older post, but I have a pertinent question. THe vet just sent me home with Albon b/c Marlee has been having diarrhea. Does this need to be refrigerated? It doesnt say so on the bottle, but I just wanted to make sure.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by AshleyNicole
I know this is an older post, but I have a pertinent question. THe vet just sent me home with Albon b/c Marlee has been having diarrhea. Does this need to be refrigerated? It doesnt say so on the bottle, but I just wanted to make sure.
No
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Thanks
post #7 of 11
How long should it take for the diarrhea to stop after taking Albon? She just started it today, so is it normal for her to still be having problems? I know i'm probably being silly, I just want my baby to feel better.
post #8 of 11
Just wanted to bump this back up since I didnt get an answer. I just know her poor little butt is sore. Its been two days But I'm giving her Rebound and water by syringe still to make sure she stays hydrated.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Flakeytron
Hi Negs, I posted a reply to your other post too under strays. Just keep everything clean. Dump out the litter and replace daily (it's a pain I know) and scoop as often as possible. If any of them have diarrhea, make sure their butts are clean. (Use a damp cotton swab and gently,very gently clean).

Their own systems have to kick this, the albon doesn't actually get rid of it for them. Just keep things poop free and with some time and love you should be ok!

Get them retested in a couple of weeks. If they are positive you'll keep giving them albon, just be sure to ask the vet what their new dose should be as they will be larger in 2 weeks.
post #10 of 11
My Lola had this when she was a tiny, tiny kitten. She was miserable. She had been orphaned by her mother during a late snowstorm and came in only a week or so old emaciated and with ringworm, fleas I believe, and teh coccidia. She's also a little runt, which didn't help her problems.

I agree with the suggestions that things need to be kept as clean as possible, including their little kitty butts. Continue with the albon until she's had a couple consequtivenegative tests or until the vet says it's ok. She'll need to develop an immunity on her own, since they normally get it from mother's milk.

Have hope, though. My little Lola is, although still a teeny little runt princess (5 and a quarter pounds at 6 months), an active, curious, loving and playful kitten. I hope your kitty makes a full recovery, which, with a little love, she's sure to do!!
post #11 of 11
Thanks for the advice. I'm trying to keep her clean, but shes making that as hard on her mommy as she can! Earlier today we had a spell where she kicked her own poop all over her while trying to cover it up. Lovely, huh? But bless my little babys heart, I just love her to death already! Thanks for the hope and love, Marlee sends her thanks as well. I'll keep you updated!
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