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Took Hank and Timber to the vet this morning and found out that Hank has coccidiosis. The vet said that it was common in Boxers but did not realy explain it to me and was wondering has anyone elses Boxer has had this? She has me giving Hank and Timber something called Albon 2 times a day for the first day and 1 time a day until all gone.
 

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Ugh...I don't have any experience with that either, just hope that he's feeling better soon.  :)
 

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Ah, the nasty coccidia. I have had a lot of experience treating it. I think that it is sometimes a common thing with puppies.  I don't know that I would say common for "boxers" as a breed, just all puppies. It is a protozoa and not a "worm".

Generally they get them from unclean areas, such as when he was still with his litter, maybe they did not keep the poop picked up real well. It can also be in standing water, like a old flower pot or something outside that sits and the dog/puppy drinks from it.

It can cause some nasty loose stool and eating without gaining weight.
The albon will take care of it. If he got liquid, he should love it because it is really good tasting, it is also available in pills for puppies that weight more.

Just be sure to clean the poop up real good so he does not re-infect himself, while being treated.
 

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Aaahh, get well Hank! Rhonda was telling me about this when I was there on Sat, sounds like it's real common in young puppies..Give that  sweetheart a big hug for me... :)
 

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Thanks everyone. He seems to be doing fine right now. All the info has helped alot. His crate stays clean all the time, but I disinfected it anyway. I caught him eating cat poop the other day that was in the flower bed that he like to play in. Could that have been where he got it from?
 
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