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I read the article and have ordered from Lambervet supply. What I am unclear about is how to dose puppies. What I got from the vet instructs only 2.5 ml for the 1st day and then 1.3 there after. Is what he gave me also 5%? If my puppies weigh 5 pounds then this would agree with your 5 ml. per 10 pounds. I am giving half that for half the weight. Yey.

So I have only 6 dogs in my family. The babies are infected so far. I presume I should dose them all? Wishi I could buy less than a gallon of the sulpha stuff. But hey, it is so inexpensive compared.

How can I KNOW that I have cleared it up without continous tests of feces? HOw often should I keep treating dogs that are not symptomatic?

LASTLY, but MOST IMPORTANT: I am worried about my babies that after 3 days of treatment , also acting normal have nearly pee for poop. I can give fluids under the skin if I need to. But nothing dietary is firming up stools. Am I being impatient? How long will this take? One pup after 3 days just got runnier poo when he has hard ones only yesterday.

I am scared!

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Vet prolly gave you 5% Albon, you should confirm this. Sulfadimethoxine 12.5% solution contains 3.75 grams per ounce. This is 3750 mg. per ounce , one ounce= 30 ml , so one ml. of the Sulfadimethoxine 12.5% contains 125mg of the sulfa med. Watch out for dehydration and seek vet help if needed. I would not try fluids under the skin myself. Treat 7 to 10 days and see if things clear up. Stay calm, these are just puppies. I have treated all dogs through the drinking water. A bad case could take 3 to 4 wks to clear. You will know cocci is being killed as symptoms clear up,I always treat another 3 or 4 days. If more info is needed post again or pm me.

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I tried to order sulfadimethoxine from Lambert Vet supply and they do not sell it any longer. They now sell sulfamethoxine and said it was the same as sulfadimethoxine. Is that true?
I know I posted this under 'Reply', but I am new and don't yet know how to post. Could use advise on that too.

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Donzie57,

Lambert Vet Supply should have sulfadimethoxine. When at the LVS web page just put the name of the product into the LVS quick search box ie: sulfadimethoxine , Di-methox or Sulfadimethox should take you to a page with that product. I checked it works............ This is generic Albon and if Lambert is out of stock you can check with Jeffers pet supply or Revival animal health. If you still have trouble call them on the phone.

>They now sell sulfamethoxine and said it was the same as sulfadimethoxine. Is that true? < Not true , they are not the same drug .............



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Hello I read the article on using the coccidia treatment from lvs and was wondering...once you mix the generic albon and the calorie supplement how long is the mixture good for? Does it expire? The price os great but if the solution makes 2 gallons Im not sure it would be economical for usage in my kennel because we have a very small operation that only produce 2-3 litters per year. If you have timetable for quality that would be great thanks!
 

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Hello I read the article on using the coccidia treatment from lvs and was wondering...once you mix the generic albon and the calorie supplement how long is the mixture good for? Does it expire? The price os great but if the solution makes 2 gallons Im not sure it would be economical for usage in my kennel because we have a very small operation that only produce 2-3 litters per year. If you have timetable for quality that would be great thanks!
colenickel ,

It is mixed as needed for short term. Just because you have a gallon of sulfadimethoxine does not mean you need to mix the entire gallon.
In fact it is possible to dose without mixing with anything if you do not need the Dyne.

If I was going to make a batch of mixed product ( sulfadimethoxine&Dyne) for puppies/dogs I would mix up only what I would use for approximately 3 days and then make another batch as needed as it is very easy to mix. Refrigerate after mixing and shake before use. If you have any mixed product left over after all puppies are well I would just throw away.

Expiration date for sulfadimethoxine and Dyne are printed on container.

If you could give me a little more information about your needs I will try to answer any question you have.


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I recently purchased sulfa med g from cal vet supply and was wondering how to mix it and the dosing for my dogs my new puppy needs it but I don't want to do it wrong do you have to use the dyne liquid with it or could I use water then put it on her food?
 

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I recently purchased sulfa med g from cal vet supply and was wondering how to mix it and the dosing for my dogs my new puppy needs it but I don't want to do it wrong do you have to use the dyne liquid with it or could I use water then put it on her food?
houndhunt ,

I will be glad to help , however, we will need a little more information.

Please give the mixing directions on your pkg of sulfa med G .

What is the solution strength when mixed?

Please give the age and weight of dogs you wish to treat.

Are you treating for Coccidia ?

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For chickens it is a .05% concentration it says contents of package into 50 gallons of water for turkeys it is a .025% concentration it says contents of packafe into 100 gallons of water. ...also each oacket contain 3.34 oz sulfadimethoxine in the form of the soluble sodiun salt and disodium edetate yes it is for coccidia it is for a 10 lb puppy and a 30 lb adult ...also on a side note I got safeguard dewormer at tractor supply company it was not refrigerated and it did not say on the package to refrigerate after opening it was open for one week with no refrigeration in room temprature I now have it in the fridge should I bbe concerned or will it be fine because I noticed u said it could last three years refrigerated
 

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For chickens it is a .05% concentration it says contents of package into 50 gallons of water for turkeys it is a .025% concentration it says contents of packafe into 100 gallons of water. ...also each oacket contain 3.34 oz sulfadimethoxine in the form of the soluble sodiun salt and disodium edetate yes it is for coccidia it is for a 10 lb puppy and a 30 lb adult ...also on a side note I got safeguard dewormer at tractor supply company it was not refrigerated and it did not say on the package to refrigerate after opening it was open for one week with no refrigeration in room temprature I now have it in the fridge should I bbe concerned or will it be fine because I noticed u said it could last three years refrigerated
houndhunt ,

First off , how long something like a drug or mixed solution will last is determined by many factors. Contamination , cross contamination and bacteria can all be a factor with meds. The mfg may say a product will last up to 3 years , however , this would be an example of unopened product stored under perfect conditions.

When we talk about meds for our dogs , especially mixed solutions and product after opening , we are dealing with considerably shorter storage life.
Always keep this in mind because it is important to buy in a quanity that can be used in a reasonable time and should be discarded after that time.
The goal is good healthcare for our pets. I buy SafeGuard in the 1000 ml bottle as this is used up fairly quick with my 10 hounds.

This is how I would use the Sulfamed G....................

If I understand you correctly, packet contains 3.34 oz (94.6 g) Sulfadimethoxine (active ingredient) in the form of the soluble sodium salt and disodium edetate.

We need to make this into a solution so you can dose accurately.

94.6g of Sulfamed G divided by 32 = 2.956g or 2956mg per ounce when dissolved in a quart of water. One ounce = 30 ml. So , 2956 divided by 30 = 98.5mg of sulfadimethoxine (active ingredient) per ml. of mixed solution.

You will need a quart container , I use a mason jar w/lid that I can clean well. A clean (new) dosing syringe , your local drug store will prolly give you one. One gallon of distilled water.

Measure 32 ounces of clean water into this container and mark the water line with a magic marker. Pour water out and make sure jar and lid are clean and dry.

Empty the contents of the entire packet of Sulfamed G (96.4g) into jar , add water to 32 ounce line , replace lid and shake well to mix. Now you have 96.4g of sulfadimethoxine suspended in 32 ounces of distilled water. This solution = 98.5mg sulfadimethoxine per ml.

Dosing: by weight (25 mg/lb or 55 mg/kg) as an initial dose, followed by (12.5 mg/lb or 27.5 mg/kg) every 24 hours thereafter. I recommend you give this treatment for a total of 10 days.

So , to dose the 10 pound dog: first day give 2.5ml solution (250mg sulfadimethoxine) , second day give 1.25ml solution (125mg sulfadimethoxine) and continue with this dose through day 10.

I give this over a food source that your dogs likes so all med will be consumed. Feed dogs separately so as to make sure dosing is correct per dog.

I hope this helps. If I left anything out post back.

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Hi there,
With your help, I feel that we are on our way to Coccidia free kennels! I've mixed, measure and cleaned. However, I have a question about the suggestion to rinse the dogs w/ the Quaternary cleanser. Can you provide a ratio of water:cleanser or can it be used as is? Please provide reassurance that it is safe for the dogs - just seems strange but I'm up for it if you provide some guidelines.
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Hi there,
With your help, I feel that we are on our way to Coccidia free kennels! I've mixed, measure and cleaned. However, I have a question about the suggestion to rinse the dogs w/ the Quaternary cleanser. Can you provide a ratio of water:cleanser or can it be used as is? Please provide reassurance that it is safe for the dogs - just seems strange but I'm up for it if you provide some guidelines.
Thanks so much.
HillCountryD ,

I have never used any mixture of bleach or quaternary amonia on a dog for any reason..............................

If you have thoroughly cleaned your kennels and washed your dog you have done well. The only thing extra you may want to consider is to clip the fur on the dogs' rear that may get feces stuck in fur around that area.

Clear grass area of feces and over time the sun will take care of the rest. Sounds to me like you have done a good job.

The ratio for Sanitizing the kennel area with bleach is 8 oz bleach to 1 gal water and let stand wet with mixture for at least 30 min.

Best , oldhounddog



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I have a rescue for small dogs. I have 13 here right now, weighing between 5-10 pounds. Could you tell me how to dose them with the sulfadimethoxine? Should I add it to their water, food, or use a pipette? Thank you.
 

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I have a rescue for small dogs. I have 13 here right now, weighing between 5-10 pounds. Could you tell me how to dose them with the sulfadimethoxine? Should I add it to their water, food, or use a pipette? Thank you.
Hi lollidaiq,

Sulfadimethoxine 12.5% solution contains 3.75 grams per ounce. This is 3750 mg. per ounce , one ounce= 30 ml , so one ml. of the Sulfadimethoxine 12.5% contains 125mg of the sulfa med.

Dosing: Initial Dose: 25 mg/lb (55 mg/kg) of animal body weight. Subsequent Daily Doses: 12.5 mg/lb (27.5 mg/kg) of animal body weight. ( 10 days )

I like to give meds in dogs food bowl with a little beef broth or soup in bottom to insure a licked clean bowl. Of course , dogs must be separated at feeding to make sure dose is consumed.

You can also give orally with dosing syringe.


If I left anything out please post back.
Best , oldhounddog



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Thank you for the answer.
You are welcome , and , BTW we are glad you joined our forum. When you have time please look around as there is a lot of helpful information on this forum as well as threads where we cover all types of interesting topics posted by forum members.

Please feel free to start a new thread anytime you have questions?

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Safe for pregnant bitches?

I have been using your mixture for a couple years now and it seems to be working great for my puppies. I have a current outbreak and want to dose all 9 of my older dogs as well as the 11 puppies since they all run together. Two of my bitches are bred with one due in about 9 days and the other due in about 24 days. I recall in the past when getting regular Albon from my vet that she told me I had to wait until a bitch whelped to dose her. Does the same hold true for your mixture?
 

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I have been using your mixture for a couple years now and it seems to be working great for my puppies. I have a current outbreak and want to dose all 9 of my older dogs as well as the 11 puppies since they all run together. Two of my bitches are bred with one due in about 9 days and the other due in about 24 days. I recall in the past when getting regular Albon from my vet that she told me I had to wait until a bitch whelped to dose her. Does the same hold true for your mixture?
krobison06 ,

Your Vet gave you good advice....Do not use Albon or any sulfa drugs on pregnant bitch...... I would treat mom and pups after whelping and would treat all others asap. Sounds like you are doing a good job. I would also pay close attention to new pups , make sure all are feeding and none get dehydrated as this is the big risk to new puppies.

Good Luck......

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I breed shih Tzu which are around 10 lbs and under. I've been giving them all sulfadimethox in their drinking bowls. In a 96 oz bowl I have been putting approx. 3 tablespoons of di-methox 12.5% solution. Is this correct? For the puppies I use two teaspoons in their 32oz drinking bottles. They share these watering bowls. I am using it for URI (not diagnosed) and diarrhea. Some pups have snorting and others have diarrhea while an adult has chronic bronchitis-type symptoms. I also have Neomycin Sulfate... should I be using this instead?
 

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I breed shih Tzu which are around 10 lbs and under. I've been giving them all sulfadimethox in their drinking bowls. In a 96 oz bowl I have been putting approx. 3 tablespoons of di-methox 12.5% solution. Is this correct? For the puppies I use two teaspoons in their 32oz drinking bottles. They share these watering bowls. I am using it for URI (not diagnosed) and diarrhea. Some pups have snorting and others have diarrhea while an adult has chronic bronchitis-type symptoms. I also have Neomycin Sulfate... should I be using this instead?
Any type of chronic bronchitis symptoms in dogs needs Vet attention as fast as possible .

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