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What is Procox used for?

What is Procox used for?

Procox is used to treat dogs that are infected, or that the veterinary surgeon suspects of being infected, with two types of parasite at the same time, roundworms and coccidia. The full list of roundworms and coccidia against which Procox is effective can be found in the summary of product characteristics (SmPC).

What is Toltrazuril used for in dogs?

Toltrazuril has been used historically as a coccidiostat against coccidia infections of production animals. It is known to be efficacious against canine Isospora infections as well.

Can Procox be used in cats?

When administered to kittens and as a single treatment during the prepatent period, Procox(®) is suitable to control the number of oocysts excreted in the faeces in case of an Isospora felis and Isospora rivolta infection.

Can you get coccidia from your dog?

The most common coccidia found in dogs do not have any affect on humans. However, less common types of coccidia are potentially infectious to humans. One parasite, called Cryptosporidium, may be carried by dogs or cats and may be transmitted to people.

What can I give my dog for coccidia?

Coccidia can be cured with appropriate medications like sulfadimethoxine or ponazuril. Proper sanitation is also necessary to eliminate the infection from the surrounding environment. While resistant to most disinfectants, steam will destroy coccidia.

How long is coccidia contagious after treatment?

Coccidia eggs are not infectious until they form spores hours or days after leaving the cat. Frequent litter box changes and excellent hygiene help prevent the spread of the parasite, especially in shelters or catteries.

How long does it take for coccidia medicine to work?

If you are using the liquid medication, shake well before using. Allow your pet to drink water freely in order to prevent dehydration. This medication will take effect quickly, in about 1 to 2 hours, but visible effects may take a few days to be recognized.

Can you see coccidia in poop?

The most common clinical sign of coccidiosis is diarrhea, but most dogs that are infected with coccidia do not have any clinical signs. When the coccidial oocysts are found in the stool of a dog without diarrhea, they are generally considered a transient, insignificant finding.

How do you get rid of coccidia in dogs?

How did my dog get coccidia?

How did my dog become infected with coccidia? Your dog most likely became infected with coccidia from swallowing oocysts (immature coccidia) that are found in dog feces and soil contaminated with feces. Infected dogs pass oocysts in the feces.

Does coccidia in dogs go away on its own?

It is not uncommon for very young puppies and kittens to contract coccidia, but the infection will usually go away without treatment. However, some animals do not fight it off on their own, and will require a vet’s assistance.