Coccidia in Cats

Coccidia are small protozoans (one-celled organisms) that multiply in the intestinal tracts of dogs and cats, most commonly in puppies and kittens less than six months of age, in adult animals whose immune system is suppressed, or in animals who are stressed in other ways (e.g.; change in ownership, other disease present).

Since kittens, usually those less than six months of age, have no immunity to coccidia, the organisms reproduce in great numbers and parasitize the young animal's intestines. Oftentimes, this has severe effects.

The primary sign of an animal suffering with coccidiosis is diarrhea. The diarrhea may be mild to severe depending on the level of infection. Blood and mucous may be present, especially in advanced cases. Severely affected animals may also vomit, lose their appetite, become dehydrated, and in some instances, die from the disease.

Coccidiosis is very contagious, especially among young kittens.


Karbo Essentials® for Cat Owners
To reap the many benefits of Karbo Essentials™ such as increased litter size, stronger and more vigorous kittens, little or no coccidia, giardia, round worms (ascarids) or hook worms and fewer digestive upsets, read the instructions below and follow the recommended feeding guides.  

Karbo Essentials™ can be mixed with wet or dry food. If you feed your Cat dry food you may want to moisten the food with water so the powder will stick to it, then add the Karbo Essentials™ and mix together.  

Adult Cats
When you first begin using Karbo Essentials™, we recommend you begin with 1/4 to 1/3 the level listed. Increase the amount you give slowly over 3 - 4 weeks. Continue at the Regular level for 60 days, then you can switch to the maintenance level.  

Amount listed is for active animals. You can lower the amount you give your Cat if they lead a very sedentary lifestyle.

Kittens
Start all kittens on Karbo Essentials™ as soon as they start to eat solid food. The TOP CHART on the below is based on the total litter weight. For example if there are 5 kittens in the litter and they weigh 1/2 pounds each, the total litter weight is 2.5 pounds. Add 1/2 scoop to the total daily amount of food you would give them. Once you begin to feed the kittens individually you can move to the lower chart.

Supplement on a continuous basis for maximum immune stimulation and disease fighting effect.

Feeding Guide for a Litter of kittens

Kitten Litter Weight Amount of Essentials mixed in daily rations Frequency
2.5 pounds 1/2 scoop (1/6 tsp) Once Daily
5 pounds 1 scoops (1/3 tsp) Once Daily
7.5 pounds 1 1/2 scoops (1/2 tsp) Once Daily
10 pounds 2 scoops (2/3tsp) Once Daily
Feeding Guide for an Individual Cat or kitten
Amount listed is for active animals.
You can lower the amount you give your Cat
if they lead a very sedentary lifestyle.
Kitten and Adult Weight Amount of Essentials mixed in daily rations Frequency
Regular Maintanence
5 pounds 1 scoop (1/3 tsp) 1/2 scoop (1/6 tsp) Once Daily
7.5 pounds 1 1/2 scoop (1/2 tsp) 3/4 scoop (1/4 tsp) Once Daily
10 pounds 2 scoop (2/3 tsp) 1 scoop (1/3 tsp) Once Daily


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