Effective CAT WORMER??

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by franklinstreetwest, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. franklinstreetwest

    franklinstreetwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have suggestions for an inexpensive and effective cat wormer. I have 6 cats to treat and very little to spend. Thank to anyone with comments!
     
  2. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you worming for? You can use fenbendazole (panacur), or strongid (pyrantel) (cattle dewormers). These are the 2 liquid dewormers vets use. You can also get drontal and droncit prescribed but it can be pricey. Panacur at different doses and strengths can get rid of different parasites.

    ETA: I mean what type of worms. Yearly deworming for everything?
     
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  3. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they outside cats? if they are, after you worm them they'll just catch another mouse and re-infect themselves..trust me [​IMG]
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    OTC wormers work on roundworm, and are fairly inexpensive. Read the labels.
    If you are after tape worms, you can buy praziquantel OTC, although it is not cheap, it is a lot cheaper than a script. On line is even less.

    Good luck,

    Imp
     
  5. franklinstreetwest

    franklinstreetwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone.

    Yeah, most of the cats are outdoor/indoor. The one that I see has a problem is mainly outdoor, so I figure I should hit them all. It doesn't look like tape, it looks like little maggots almost. She's otherwise bright and healthy with a thick coat....

    Can't go to a vet for anything, not anywhere near in my budget. I'm game for $10-$20 outlays of cash for effective over the counter meds, but where I'm at I don't have access to a Vet that will do cost effective group care.

    I'll check out those suggestion, thanks again.
     
  6. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Little grains of rice in the stool are tape worms. They get tapes from fleas. Flat sectioned worms (sometimes long like spagetti) are roundworms. They can get these by eating infected animals. If your seeing them in the stool it means they have a lot of worms. If you have problems with tapes start with treating for fleas as well as deworming.
     
  8. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We feed our barn cats a teaspoon of DE in their food daily. I know some people discredit the DE, but I am a firm believer. I saw my cat change from a mangey, rail thin pathetic creature, with obvious worms in her poop and her fur falling out in patches to a beautiful, smooth, slick, fat, happy cat in a month using DE every single day. The vet would only prescribe wormers based on a fecal test, and then only specific wormers. I know that each time she ate a mouse the worms would return, so that was useless to us. It worked for our cats. And food grade DE is relatively cheap.
     
  9. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    What about hook worms? I was told baby cats get roundworms, hunters get hook worms.

    (I also need to worm. One of daughter's is showing blood in the stool.)
     
  10. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    Quote:Around $12 for a big bag at TSC now....



    DE for a organic route (I believe in it too) or Ivomectin (again TSC around $20 for a small bottle) POUR ON... but with cats, make sure MAKE SURE its applied to the back of their neck where they can't reach to lick it.
     

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