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« on: January 09, 2013, 04:19:13 PM »

Tommy continues to come for dinner every night and is eating very well. He is still very skittish, but will hide in his feeder, peering around the edge, if I go out while he's eating. However, there is a minor complication. He's getting a very round belly - and I'm hoping it's that he is either getting plump or has worms and NOT that he is a pregnant she. At any rate, he looks good, thick coat, moves very well.

I contacted my vet about getting him Panacur and she said she can give me granules but they will have to go into a very "tasty" food. He now eats Friskies with Purina kitten kibble on the side. I know that I will have to give him a smaller amount, but do you all have any suggestions about what might best mask the Panacur? I thought I could buy a smaller can of whatever flavor I decide on and hope he will eat it right up. So, what do you suggest?

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 04:21:15 PM »

I would go with a can of chunk light tuna, maybe in oil instead of water. Tuna is nice & smelly & should hide the Panacur taste .
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 04:21:28 PM »

I'd say try something fishy. The fish flavors are strong and smelly, and I think they hide tastes better. Many cats seem to find Fancy Feast very tasty, so maybe a fishy flavor of that, like salmon?
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 04:56:44 PM »

i agree with the fishy flavors, salmon or tuna to hide the de-wormer in. Wow, could Tommy be a Thomasina??? I hope and pray it's just a plump belly though...
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 05:47:02 PM »

Also agree with fishy flavors...hoping also he is just a little portly...
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 11:36:34 AM »

No ideas, but I 'm glad Tommy is using his feeder!  Good luck with the de-worming, and also hopes that it is a good, ready-for-winter belly he is sporting.
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2013, 07:17:45 PM »

I worm my ferals with Drontal.  I break it up into little pieces and hide in Flavor Doh (fish flavor - our Jack is allergic to chicken AND turkey).  I've never tried the Panacur granules, but I know that the Drontal tastes pretty nasty and they absolutely will not eat anything with the Drontal crushed and mixed into it (not even canned salmon).  But this method with the pills broken up (each pill broken into maybe six pieces to make them small enough) and the Flavor Doh is working great for them.

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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2013, 05:42:18 PM »

Plump Tommy ate all of the fancy feast seafood dinner + panacur tonight! Tomorrow he gets ocean whitefish and tuna + and then salmon +. He has to have 3 consecutive days in order for the panacur to work. The good thing is that it is cold and wintery here. I was about 10 minutes late tonight with dinner and he was sitting IN his feeding station waiting for it. (He does run and hide as soon as I open the door, but he definitely is associating me with the food.)
Thanks for your suggestions. You all have good ideas. Now we have to wait and see what happens next. I'm so hoping that he is not a she!
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2013, 06:15:10 PM »

Um . . .If Tommy turns out to be a 'she'  Shocked , guess you'll have to start calling her Tammy instead.  Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2013, 06:17:19 PM »

I was thinking "Tomi" - I think he knows his name now. One night I put the food out before he came and he went into hiding and waited for me to call him to eat. Silly cat!
But I love him.
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2013, 06:27:49 PM »

Here's hoping that it's just worms! I'm glad the first meal went OK.
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013, 02:54:52 PM »

Tonight Tommy was sitting in the feeding station, peering around the plywood that's protecting it from the weather, wondering where the food was! He finished his dinner tonight again (good boy) and then circled the yard spraying on bushes and grasses before heading across the street for his . . . wherever he goes to sleep at night. So I guess the panacur must not taste too awfully bad!

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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2013, 03:04:16 PM »

Two down, one to go!  Yay Tommy, and yay catmom5!
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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2013, 03:30:22 PM »

Good boy, Tommy!
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2013, 04:16:56 PM »

Glad he's eating with the Panacur & coming when called !
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