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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 09:34 AM
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What is a good wormer for cats? Is this stuff any good?
Edited on Fri Sep-12-08 09:35 AM by Tuesday Afternoon
http://www.petguys.com/-039079030810.html

D-Worm Liquid for Kittens & Cats, Puppies & Dogs
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Mix proper dosage with any amount of palatable feed that will be consumed in one serving. If possible, confine treated pets for a day or two so that the droppings can be collected and destroyed. Heavily infested animals may require a second treatment after two weeks.
Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasites.

DOSAGE TABLE
Measure Accurately

Body Weight Cats Dogs
2-1/2 lbs. or less 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon
5 lbs. 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon
7-1/2 lbs. 3/4 teaspoon 3/4 teaspoon
10 lbs. 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon
15 lbs. 1 1/2 teaspoons
30 lbs. 3 teaspoons
60 lbs. 6 teaspoons

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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 09:39 AM
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1. I don't know anything about it, T.A.
I always used to take mine to the vet when they had worms. They got a shot, then went back some time later for a follow-up shot.

Good luck!
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 09:46 AM
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2.  yeah.
thanks. :hug: :hi:

this is your last day at the job, right?
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 11:26 AM
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5. Yep. Let me rephrase that:
YEP
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 11:33 AM
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7. I wish I could quit my job. I love my work but, I hate my job!
Know what I mean :D :shrug: :hug:

Any luck with finding a new one?
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 11:45 AM
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10. had a great interview Tuesday; they asked for references
we'll see :) - feels promising

:bounce:
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 11:47 AM
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11. keeping my fingers crossed for good luck!!
:)
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 09:57 AM
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3. Is the active ingredient piperazine?
If so, then it's likely fine for roundworms, threadworms, whipworms, and pinworms--but not for other kinds, like hookworms or tapeworms. Expect to see live worms coming out, by the way--piperazine doesn't poison them or kill them, it just keeps them from being able to hang on inside, so worms get expelled with normal bowel movements. Make sure you do a lot of litter box care that involves hot water and soap in the next few days, so your pet doesn't get re-infected with worm eggs that are still hanging around. :hi:
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 10:34 AM
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4. thanks...Yes, that is the active ingredient. My cats go outside...
Edited on Fri Sep-12-08 10:35 AM by Tuesday Afternoon
so, I don't have to worry about the litter box...*whew* :D
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 11:31 AM
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6. It only gets rid of a few more common kinds of worms, but it works fine for those.
The problem is, you presumably don't know what kind of worms you're dealing with. For that reason, it's best to have the vet either prescribe a heavy duty wormer that kills most of them, or run a fecal sample and prescribe the specific treatment for whatever parasites your companion has. That said, I use that stuff exactly on new arrivals as soon as I bring them home (before they can go to the vet) and have never had one turn up as having any kind of worms, which is pretty darn unusual, so it would likely take care of your problem. I also occasionally put food out for ferals spiked with that stuff and an oral flea med, I figure I can't home them all but I can at least help to keep them healthy by keeping their parasites to a minimum.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 11:37 AM
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8. I can't afford the vet right now... So then ,You have used this stuff?
I never thought about an Oral Flea Med. I got this stuff called BioSpot:

Bio Spot Spot On Flea & Tick Control for Cats
Effective flea and tick control available without a visit to the vet.
New formula Bio Spot Spot On
NOW WITH A WHOLE NEW LOOK
Bold, new, contemporary graphics
New premium packaging
Extra panel with Treatment Schedule reminds pet owners when to reapply
NEW EASY-TO-USE APPLICATOR TUBE
New teardrop design, color-coded to match pets weight
Marked with Cat to help prevent misapplication
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 11:43 AM
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9. That's the OTC wormer I use.
For fleas, I buy a fast-acting (capstar) and a long-acting prescription treatment (advantage) on ebay, because in my experience the OTC ones don't work well, and I've heard some aren't safe. If you like I can point you to the seller I use, he's very fast and his prices are good. I would steer clear of the ones selling overseas packaging, dog doses you divide up for cats, etc, but he sells the exact packages you get from the vet's office. Your pet store might also have them, you don't need approval from a vet.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 11:50 AM
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12. I don't buy online...
quit using credit cards.

Maybe, if you give the product name and I will see if I can find it local.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 11:56 AM
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13. Sure, I use Advantage for flea control, and I give Capstar to new kitties to eliminate any existing
infestation. The Advantage you should be able to get at most pet stores, I just buy it online because it's a bit cheaper that way and with quite a few cats the savings are considerable. If I recall the retail price correctly, 6 mos worth for one cat runs about $45.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 11:58 AM
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14. Advantage...You put it in their food? Have you ever heard that
Edited on Fri Sep-12-08 11:59 AM by Tuesday Afternoon
Garlic works? Seems like I heard that garlic helps keep fleas off :shrug: or was it worms?
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 12:08 PM
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15. No, the capstar goes in their food- it's a pill. The Advantage goes between the shoulderblades.
Garlic may help as a flea preventative, but I've heard mixed things about it's safety with cats, so personally I wouldn't rely on it. I do put a little nutritional yeast on my cats' food occasionally- it's said to repel fleas, it's crazy nutritious and my cats love it. It's a yellow powder or flake you can find in the bulk section in health food stores.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 12:16 PM
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17. That BioSpot goes between the shoulder blades, too. Do you
think Advantage is better than the BioSpot? I will look for this Capstar stuff. Do you think the Capstar is better than the D-Worm?
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 02:37 PM
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22. I think I'm confusing you, and I apologize, since I've mentioned a bunch of different stuff.
My vet gave my kittens a broad spectrum wormer, I don't know the name. That was just a preventative, in my experience D-Worm will clear up most problems and keep kittens from getting wormy.

The Advantage and Capstar are both for fleas. The Capstar gets rid of existing infestations in an hour or two, the Advantage keeps them away for months. If your cat doesn't have a lot of fleas to begin with or you're not taking in strays, just the Advantage is fine.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 10:28 PM
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24. ok thanks ...
My cats are not infested,,,but I have seen the wild flea or two on their chins...wanted to nip that in the bud. Also, they are healthy and don't act wormy but, WARNING gross stuff ahead....

I did see a little white worm crawling out of Shocco's anus :wow: :puke: I can't afford a Vet right now x(

So, I bought the D-Worm and the Bio-Spot for both him and his brother, Shiloh.

Thanks for the info and the clarification :crazy:
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 01:25 PM
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19. I saw a cat poisoned by dog flea control on AP
There is a flea product that is safe for dogs that is toxic and potentially fatal for cats, causes seizures, fatal if untreated. I saw it on Animal Emergency. I wanted to get some ear cleaner from the store but the vet told me that some of them are actually harmful.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 02:49 PM
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23. I know with Advantage it's the same stuff in a greater quantity
so in theory there's no reason not to get the dog dose and split it up, but I'd worry about measuring it out wrong and applying too much.

Flea control medicines that don't say they're safe for cats (most supermarket dog stuff) usually contain pyrethrins (I have no idea if I spelled that right) which are toxic to cats. To be on the safe side, if I had a dog and cat household, I'd stick to cat safe flea meds, shampoo, etc.

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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 12:09 PM
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16. One that will put its foot down!
Edited on Fri Sep-12-08 12:10 PM by HEyHEY
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 12:35 PM
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18. heehee --
who is that? and what did you edit?
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 02:23 PM
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20. Dean Wormer from animal house
Just edited for a pic that worked
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chicagoexpat Donating Member (843 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 02:24 PM
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21. Drano works great
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 10:30 PM
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25. Welcome to the Lounge and may I ask...
is this your first spanking? :spank: :D :hi:
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