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My breeder gave me amoxicillin and some other small pill

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Hello my breeder gave me amoxicillin and some other small white pill which I'm not sure what it's call to give to my puppy for Coccidia but she did not send the instructions for administering them are you able to advise me I can't get a hold of her at the moment my puppy is a shichon
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Customer: Runny stools with blood but it has firm up since he's been eating pumpkin in his food
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Customer: He wasn't eating at first but has since picked up his appetite we have only had him 5 days now he is 3 1/2 months old
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 8 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

I would actually stop both medications. Amoxicillin does not treat Coccidia. It can actually make the nausea and diarrhea worse. I'm not sure what the other pill is. The treatment for Coccidia is Albon, a sulfa drug. This is typically given in a yellow liquid that smells like bananas.

I would go to a vet to have a fecal check done and then get some Albon to start for the assumed coccidia. The chances are, a fecal was not done by the breeder and they are just assuming Coccidia. Most breeders don't do fecal floats and check for eggs under a microscope.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.