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      Eimeria

      Not surprisingly, Diggity picked up eimeria most likely from rabbit poop. His system is wonky now and his poops are soft serve. Hes on metronidazole and panacur because we suspected giardia, but he tested negative. Eimeria is a pass through parasite, meaning they cant become a host to the parasite, but it can upset their system as it passes through. The vet said finish out the meds. Apparently metronidazole can help calm their system. Meantime hes on ground turkey and rice and Dr. Harveys Runs Be Gone powder. Hes also on a good probiotic. When this ordeal started last week he had liquid poop, so at least its slightly better but not by much.

      Anyone have experience with eimeria?

      (We had some warm days in Boston and all the snow melted. Apparently the rabbits came back! Ug!!)


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      I had to look up eimeria but I have heard of coccidiosis, which I guess eimeria can cause. Maybe more of us have heard of coccidia. I haven't had any dogs with it, to my knowledge.

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      Quote Originally Posted by smartrock View Post
      I had to look up eimeria but I have heard of coccidiosis, which I guess eimeria can cause. Maybe more of us have heard of coccidia. I haven't had any dogs with it, to my knowledge.
      Apparently there are different strains of eimeria and he does not have the one that causes coccidia. I had never heard of it either.


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      Never heard of it. But metronidazole can cause diarrhea....Dan can't take it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by SunDance View Post
      Never heard of it. But metronidazole can cause diarrhea....Dan can't take it.
      Oh interesting. Diggity's sister, who is extremely similar to him in terms of things she gets into including rabbit poop, was taking metronidazole for runny stools and her vet said the same thing as mine about it calming their digestive systems down. Well, he only has two days left of it, so hopefully it will firm up after that.

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      Oh my goodness...so sorry to hear!

      I've never heard of Eimeria...but I know Labs love rabbit poop!

      Hope Diggity is on the mend soon.

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      Quote Originally Posted by lovemylabby View Post
      Oh my goodness...so sorry to hear!

      I've never heard of Eimeria...but I know Labs love rabbit poop!

      Hope Diggity is on the mend soon.
      ...and goose poop...and horse poop...and bird poop...sigh!


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      No help, but as Stormy also loves bunny poop, I now have another outcome to consider.

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      Metronidazole and tylosin have generally worked well to clear up diarrhea in my pooches, like within 24 hours things have gone back to normal. They don't always stay that way if they haven't been on it long enough, but as long as they're taking it, all is well. Both meds are supposed to have some anti-inflammatory properties. My daughter's dog, who had biopsy confirmed IBS, took metronidazole when she had flare ups. I'm sorry it's not doing the trick for Diggity, or it kind of is but not what one might hope. Wishing good poops soon for Mr D.

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      Quote Originally Posted by smartrock View Post
      Metronidazole and tylosin have generally worked well to clear up diarrhea in my pooches, like within 24 hours things have gone back to normal. They don't always stay that way if they haven't been on it long enough, but as long as they're taking it, all is well. Both meds are supposed to have some anti-inflammatory properties. My daughter's dog, who had biopsy confirmed IBS, took metronidazole when she had flare ups. I'm sorry it's not doing the trick for Diggity, or it kind of is but not what one might hope. Wishing good poops soon for Mr D.
      Thank you. I hope Im not speaking too soon, but his afternoon poop was near normal. This, after soft serve this morning. Heres hoping hes on the mend!


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