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Hello, thanks for your question today! I am Dr. Drew, and I am a licensed veterinarian. I'll be happy to help you in any way I can.
The reality is, when managing coccidia, it's rarely something that adult cats will contract from a young kitten.
Coccidia can be a somewhat normal finding in older cats, and if there's no diarrhea present, treatment is not needed.
Of course, it still is a good idea to practice good sanitation,
but it is not something that warrants obsessive sterilization of the entire home.
I would suggest following your usual cleaning routine,
it may take a few weeks for Oreo's stools to be back to normal,
and the medication should be continued for approximately 5-7 days beyond the stools returning to normal.
if you are able to tolerate the smell of diluted bleach, that is acceptable as well -- ammonia isn't required.
Ok thank you. There were some places where he had an accident on the furniture. I'm concerned about my kids getting it. I sprayed it down with Lysol. the vet said I need to make sure my kids wash their hands after touching the kitten. We also have in him the room because he had a respiratory virus and to keep the accidents in one area. Poor baby also had fleas when we got him from the shelter. lol...he is still very active.
Coccidia is not transmissible to humans. It is a host-specific disease, it will not cross over into people or other types of animals.
other parasites are transmissible,
so the kids washing their hands is a good idea --
but not specifically because of coccidia.
ok good. So the tea tree oil based cleaner should be ok?
If it's a product that has worked well for you in the past, I see no problem with its use in this situation.
you're very welcome.
I forgot to mention the vet gave him Ponazuril for two days. He said to bring him back in a few weeks to have him retested.