Coccidia in Dogs

Coccidia are small protozoans (one-celled organisms) that multiply in the intestinal tracts of dogs and cats, most commonly in puppies and kittens less than six months of age, in adult animals whose immune system is suppressed, or in animals who are stressed in other ways (e.g.; change in ownership, other disease present).

Since young puppies, usually those less than six months of age, have no immunity to coccidia, the organisms reproduce in great numbers and parasitize the young animal's intestines. Oftentimes, this has severe effects.

The primary sign of an animal suffering with coccidiosis is diarrhea. The diarrhea may be mild to severe depending on the level of infection. Blood and mucous may be present, especially in advanced cases. Severely affected animals may also vomit, lose their appetite, become dehydrated, and in some instances, die from the disease.

Coccidiosis is very contagious, especially among young puppies. Entire kennels may become contaminated, with puppies of many age groups simultaneously affected.

Karbo Essentials
We recommend Karbo Essentials for dogs/puppies who already have coccidia as well as in healthy animals to prevent coccidia. The primary active ingredients in the Karbo Essentials are "Mannan" and "Glucan" sugars. The Mannan sugars contain oligosaccharides which protozoa (eg. coccidia), bacteria, and viruses in the GI tract (and throughout the body as a whole) are attracted to and attach onto. Once attached to the sugars (oligosaccharides) they become inactive, cannot colonize, and are rafted out of the body.

The Karbo Essentials must be mixed with MOIST food. If you feed dry dog food, mist the food with water, then add the Karbo Essentials and mix together.

Start all pups on Karbo Essentials as soon as they start to eat solid food. The TOP CHART lists the total litter weight. For example if there are 5 pups in the litter and they weigh 2 pounds each, the total litter weight is 10 pounds. Add 2 scoops to the total daily amount of food you would give them. Once a puppy reaches 5 pounds you can move to the lower chart.

Some dogs need to slowly build up to the levels listed. When you first begin using Karbo Essentials , if your dog experiences diarrhea, lower to 1/4 the level listed. Increase the amount you give slowly over 4 weeks.

Supplement on a continuous basis for maximum immune stimulation and disease fighting effect.
Recommended amount for a Litter of Puppies
Puppy Litter Weight Amount of Essentials mixed in daily rations Daily Cost
5 pounds 1 scoop (1/3 tsp) $0.09
10 pounds 2 scoops (2/3 tsp) $0.18
15 pounds 3 scoops (1 tsp) $0.27
Recommended amount for individual Puppy or Dog
Puppy and Adult Weight Amount of Essentials mixed in daily rations Daily Cost
5 pounds 1 scoop (1/3 tsp) $0.09
10 pounds 1 scoop (1/3 tsp) $0.09
25 pounds 2 scoops (2/3 tsp) $0.18
50 pounds 4 scoops (1 1/3 tsp) $0.36
75 pounds 5 scoops (1 2/3 tsp) $0.45

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