Source of coccidia

salty dog

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I was reading about dogs transferring it to cats from absorbing it in their paws, but said 7nless the animal has a bad immune system it usually doesn't do too much damage
 

JacksJill

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Coccidia are host specific or at least genus specific. You won't get them from your dog or your chameleon unless you have a very compromised immune system.
There is a cat or dog parasite that can go thru skin but it's not coccidia. Hookworms? maybe? I'd have to look it up.
 

salty dog

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The strain that affects ts chameleons can also be transferred from plants, in most cases infestation happens from feline or canine to cham
 

JacksJill

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Eimeria and Isospora typically require only one host in which to complete their life cycles. Some species of Isospora have facultative intermediate (paratenic or transfer) hosts, and a new genus name, Cystoisospora, has been proposed for these species of Isospora. Coccidia are host-specific, and there is no cross-immunity between species of coccidia.
Source the Merck Veterinary Manual
 
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