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Author Topic: non-prescription wormers for cats  (Read 3211 times)
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« on: August 13, 2013, 05:07:34 PM »

Hello,
It's past time for Tommy to be wormed, but the new vets at MSU refuse to give me anything for him unless I bring him in. That's not going to happen, so I'm hoping that you all have some ideas of what to use with him. There are several on amazon that I can order without a prescription. Any thoughts or suggestions?

He's here every night and eating really well, but looks very thin to me. Since I've been worming him on a semi-regular basis, I'd like to continue.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 06:32:05 AM »

I have the same issue with my ferals.  "Seeing them" in a vet's office...not happening unless it's a life-threatening issue.

I order Drontal here - http://www.vetdepot.com/drontal.html

They're big pills that have to be broken up and hidden in Flavor-Doh, but they've got a good safety record and they seem to work well (one of my ferals goes off her food when she's wormy).

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 07:00:17 AM »

Thanks - how often do they have to be dosed? I know with the panacur (I think), he had to have it 3 consecutive days in a row. Tommy just looks very thin to me and he's eating much more than usual. So, since it's time for deworming, hope that's it. I know he's been hunting his own food all summer, so chances are good that he's a bit wormy.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013, 09:34:29 AM »

Thanks - answered my own question. Will be ordering this today.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 06:02:41 PM »

Glad you asked - reminded me to order more, too!

Our Cleo is a very good chipmunk and mouse hunter and I often find little "parts" around from her forays. 

I'm sure Tommy has got plenty o gut critters happening, too.  Good luck with it!

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013, 04:38:00 AM »

He will be fine - he loves the fishy flavors so I can hide most anything in them. Just don't give him as much in that feeding so he eats it all. His appetite has been very good . . .

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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2013, 06:28:16 AM »

At least you've got that going for you!

My Cleo just goes completely off her food when she's got critters, so dosing her is tough.  Our Jack on the other hand is more like your Tommy.

You may want to crush up the pill to mix it in - it's bitter, but Jack will eat it in low salt canned salmon or something else with a strong flavor that covers it.  Fishy food (since he loves it) should do the trick.

BTW, my vet charges $15 a pill for cat Drontal!  Talk about a mark up...
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