cat with tapeworm AGAIN... what to do now...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Dar, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 3 cats and 2 of the 3 have tapeworm AGAIN [​IMG]

    I have used the OTC tapeworm meds with great success but I am always worming them... they get them from eating the mice and the chipmunks... I cant stop them .. if i block them from going outside you would swear i was killing them with all the howling that goes on.. (yes they are spayed and neutered)

    Is there an injection that has a lasting effect?

    I will call my vet in the morning but I thought I would ask here and see the response to see if its even worth it... (the vet cost that is.. )
     
  2. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

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    Good luck mine got it all the time I was constantly taking her to the vet and paying the fees. Then I found OTC tapeworm meds at Petsmart that worked really well. I had to worm her about 2x a month every month or so until about a year ago when she turned 15 and slowed down a little on the eating of the kill. I do not believe there isn't any lasting meds that work.
     
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  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    They get tapeworms from eating any fleas on them too.. (like when they clean themselves..)
    So thats why they keep getting them...
    Its a real PIA.. [​IMG]
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Cats need to be on a regular deworming schedual. I use Virbac, and do it every 3 months. I also do roundworm around that time too.
     
  5. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Safe-guard wormer
     
  6. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Called the vet today and he said he can give him a shot that will last about 6 months to control roundworm and tape worm... the shot costs $25 SOLD! [​IMG]
     

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