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Cat wormer

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Matthew Reed, Sep 12, 2018.


  1. Matthew Reed

    Matthew Reed PetForums Newbie

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    Hello please help. My cat is now 4 years old she's healthy with a good appetite last weighed at 4kgs. My problem is whilst I treat her regularly for fleas easily, worming her is a completely different story. I have tried everything tablets whole and crushed in her food. I have tried powder sprinkled on her food and I finally thought I found the best way the paste in the syringe but tonight I have tried and it was literally spat all out back at me she must have literally ingested 2% of what I gave her. Im at a dead end. She is a house cat so dosnt hunt but socialises with dogs so I obviously worry that the dogs could introduce her to the risk if worms. Im at a dead end it's like no matter watch try to hide it in she knows it's there. And suggestions welcome.
     
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    Thanks will look it looks pricey £10 for 2 treatments would it be given monthly? I have read online that it could be used 3 monthly?
     
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    Loads of reviews of people mentioning that their cats have had swelling, sores and hair loss when using profender. I can't do that to my cat. What a shitty situation. I cannot believe that in this day and age some can't invent a deremie flavour worming tablet.
     
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    @Matthew Reed

    Is she indoor only? If so she does not need worming. If she goes out she needs worming once every 3 months if using something like drontal. You will have to learn how to pill her, or find someone else to do it for you. I pill my friends' cat. He gets 1 1/2 drontal tablets every 3 months. They cannot do it, and they say the vet cannot do it either. I have absolutely no trouble giving their cat his 1 1/2 pills every three months. :)

    My method is this: (you may want to start by training, just using the hold, treat on mouth, release a few times until she accepts that before actually pilling)

    Never ever dry pill a cat. Always chase the pill with something wet.

    For pilling, I advise this: use a dot of something soft and wet s/he likes. You can try yogurt, even a little soft butter or cream cheese, or even a little favorite wet food, but yogurt or soft butter works better. Make sure you have everything ready, in a bowl is good. Pill, and spoon with a little yogurt (or whatever)

    Use the holding position. Kneel on the floor with your feet crossed behind you, hold kitty between your knees facing out. S/he will try to back away and will not be able to.

    With cat in holding position (as described above), put a dot of the yogurt (or whatever) on kitty's mouth to keep her busy and to get the saliva flowing (so the pill doesn't stick).

    While kitty is licking her mouth, hold pill in one hand, pry open mouth with other, poke pill in, toward side of mouth and as far back as you can.

    You can let go of her mouth at this point, but keep a hand on her to keep her still while you get another bit of yogurt (or ...) on your finger and put a dot on her nose and mouth. She will lick off the yogurt and swallow, pill and all.

    this can work with liquids too.

    I make it sound easier than it is, at first. It does take practice. And you have to approach it with confidence, kitty will sense if you are hesitant. But once you master this method you'll be able to pill any cat, any time.
     
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    All medications come with risks, and de-wormers are basically poisons, and some cats are going to have bad reactions.
     
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