Giardia and other intestinal bugs in dogs

Giardia, coccidia, and others can cause diarrhea in dogs and puppies

Pet diarrhea can have many causes, including tiny, single-celled parasites that latch onto the lining of their intestines. If your dog has severe and watery diarrhea, or diarrhea with weight loss, please see the vet ASAP. We’re here with love, health, and treatments that can help your BFF.

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Coccidia

Coccidiosis, or coccidia, is a parasitic disease that can cause severe diarrhea, blood loss, and dehydration. It can be life-threatening in puppies, and vulnerable adult dogs — so if you spot these symptoms, don’t wait to see the vet.

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Giardia

A hardy, hard-to-kill parasite, giardia is usually spread via contaminated water. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy, and weight loss — all danger signs that need swift veterinary attention.

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Intestinal worms

Hookworms, tapeworms, whipworms, roundworms and other ascarids can cause digestive upset, plus other problems. Definitely see your vet if you spot worms in pet poop, puke, or under tails.

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Dog parasites

We’re here to help prevent fleas, ticks, heartworms, tapeworms, and more based on your dogBFF’s age, need, breed, and lifestyle.

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Dog diarrhea has many causes

Here’s what to know, when to worry, and what action to take if your BFF’s poop has worms, blood, or just looks weird.

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