8 week old pug puppy has diarrhea

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    We just recently got a pug puppy and the first few days his bowel movements were a tootsie roll form, which is good. We took him to the vet right away just to make sure he was in good health and we also gave them a stool sample to check for worms and such. The results came back negative and he is in good health. Although he was still on Albon at the time of the stool sample.
    A few days pasted when he was off the Albon and he started to get diarrhea all of a sudden. We contacted the vet and she told us to give them another stool sample, sure enough he has coccidia. The vet gave us Albon in tablet form and advised us to give Maverick a double dose on the first day and then 1/4 tablet once a day for 7 days. We are on his 3rd dose of Albon and Maverick still has diarrhea, is this normal???

    Dr. Jeff Feinman

    is this normal???[/quote]

    Sorry for the (very) late response.

    This is common but not normal. My advice is to start looking seriously at the underlying health of your puppy’s enteric (intestinal) immune system. The Albon may temporarily kill the coccidia, but as you have seen, it will come right back unless the immune system is working properly (you may also want to check for an active source of reinfection in the environment).

    Factors like diet, vaccinations, intestinal flora, and internal energetic equilibrium all need to be addressed. Take a look at my article about holistically raising your pup [url]https://www.homevet.com/rules.html[/url] and start consulting with a holistic (preferably homeopathically trained) vet. S/he will be an invaluable member of your pet health care team and will help you learn how to maximize quality and length of life.

    Dr. Jeff

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