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Sometimes I will have a little larger and older yorkie puppy or Sires and Dams that are retiring that will be available for a small adoption fee of $300 or less. You can see them in the Yorkies for Adoption Section..
Being passionate about the welfare of the yorkie puppie, I have decided to wait until the puppies are at least twelve weeks of age before I place them for sale. By then they will have received three of their Parvovirus Vaccine Puppy shots and rabies shot.
Intestinal Parasite (Coccidia) in Dogs
Coccidiosis in Dogs
Coccidiosis is a parasitic type of infection, caused by the coccidium, that most commonly causes watery, mucus-based diarrhea in dogs. If it is not treated, over time it can cause damage to the lining of the dog's intestinal tract. With treatment, the prognosis is good.
The condition or disease described in this medical article can affect both dogs and cats. If you would like to learn more about how this disease affects cats, please visit this page in the PetMD health library.
Symptoms and Types
You may notice that the dog has watery, mucous-like diarrhea. As the condition progresses, bloody diarrhea and an inability to withhold it will begin to show. The dog may also be in a weakened state.
Stress, as from moving, travel and weather changes, and being in an environment with other infected animals are the most common causes of this parasitic infection to develop. It is spread through fecal matter, and is most commonly found in puppies that have contracted the parasite from an adult dogs' feces. The coccidiosis infection is of particular danger for young dogs, since their immune systems are still underdeveloped.
A fecal examination is the most common method of diagnosis for this infection. The coccidium parasite will be readily visible under a microscope.
Treatment is generally outpatient. A medication to kill the parasite will be prescribed, and is generally highly effective and fast working. The dog will need to be rehydrated as a result of the diarrhea. If the dog is debilitated, it may be kept for observation. A follow up fecal examination within one to two weeks of the initial treatment will be needed to ensure that the parasite is no longer present in the animal's body. Living and Management Owners should administer the prescribed medication as directed and monitor the dog for progress. If there is a decline in the dog's health, they should visit their veterinarian to ensure that there is not a more serious underlying health cause. Prevention The best prevention is to keep infected animals apart. Testing the feces from a dog that is pregnant or has given birth to be sure that it is not infected will protect newborns from infection, or alert the breeder or owner to the problem so that treatment can be prescribed. New owners may wish to test the feces of a young dog as a preventive, since this is a common issue.http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/infectious-parasitic/c_multi_coccidiosis?page=2
What is Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)?
Mild hypoglycemia: If your dog's blood sugar is only slightly low or if it is showing only mild signs of hypoglycemia, you can often treat it by immediately feeding the dog some of its regular food. You will need to observe your dog for several hours in order to make sure the hypoglycemia does not occur again.
Reviewed and approved by Dr. Raymond Peat