Tapeworm!!!!

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Thunderkit
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Tapeworm!!!!

Post by Thunderkit » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:05 pm

The other day i noticed hard rice like bits round my cats tail. I thought oh god I hope he’s not got worms - then decided it was just bits of a bush he’d been in.

Today my younger cat vomited up a tapeworm.

I’m traumatised! And horrified! How do I treat? I’d run out of dewormer this time round and hadn’t treated them I feel terrible! They’ve been bringing a few mice in which is what will have caused it.

I’m going to deep clean everything - but please tell me it’s nothing really to worry about????? Will be looking for a good wormer tomorrow first thing can anyone advise?

My poor kitties :-(

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Re: Tapeworm!!!!

Post by fjm » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:04 am

Extremely common in cats who hunt, and not really anything to worry about. Much easier to deal with than fleas! Just get a good wormer and treat according to the instructions - you can get it online without a prescription if you are avoiding shops and offices, and a few days delay won't make any difference. I would ask your vet for recommendations, though, as some over the counter medications are not very effective,

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Re: Tapeworm!!!!

Post by Thunderkit » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:37 pm

Thank you! They’re all treated now and much happier, no traces of the vile things! Phew!

Won’t be forgetting regular wormings in a hurry!!!

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