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Worms or just a greedy cat?

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by SeaThreePeeO, Jul 29, 2009.


  1. SeaThreePeeO

    SeaThreePeeO PetForums VIP

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    When we got Lola she had quite a heavy infestation of worms and under the vets advice we wormed her twice.

    Its been a few weeks since we wormed her for the second time but she still goes crazy around food (when dishing up she acts as if she's never been fed) and is slow to gain weight compared to Charlie. Could this still be down to worms?

    I'm not sure whether to worm her for a third time or whether that will cause problems.
     
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    Does she go outside? If so then I think you can worm them once a month - check with your vet though. Was she a rescue cat? Does she have food issues if so?
     
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    She hasn't been out since the last time she was wormed. She wasn't a rescue as such but we got her from Freecycle and she came with a few issues, some medical.

    She has always been possessive over food, growling and such but that seems to have stopped now. Its just before I feed her she literally screams for the food.

    She's booked in for her spay on Friday, so I won't worm again until she has recovered from the op.

    It just seems for the amount she eats she should be gaining weight quicker, But then I am comparing her to Charlie who is 3 weeks older.

    Maybe I am worrying over nothing, but better that then no worrying over something
     
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    boys grow faster and get bigger than girls too
     
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    Oh right, I didn't know that and the vet never mentioned it when I asked about her weight compared to Charlie. He just said every cat is different.

    There's me thinking she's wasting away and always straving. More likely she has me wrapped around her little paw!

    ETA I was going to rep you but I have been too generous! I'll do so tomorrow :D
     
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