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What's the condition with my kitten?

September 12th, 2005, 02:26 PM
Hi doctor,

I recently got a 2-month-old female barn-born kitten. I soon found she always has a bit of poo around her anus so I have to wash her behind every night. She's happy, curious and energetic all the time. I suspected it might be a worm problem because she has kind of a 'sturdy' round belly and her fur is not so sleek as my other cat (her hair is felt a bit rough like cottom). So I went to a pet store and bought a medication treating roundworm two days ago, but the symptom remained so far.

Could you kindly give me some clue on what condition my kitten might have. Thanks.


September 12th, 2005, 02:44 PM
Personally I don't trust those pet store "medications". Is this kitten vaccinated? If not, you should probably bring her to a vet first, the vet would be able to suggest a treatment.

September 12th, 2005, 02:48 PM
This is not an online vet in case you are expecting a reply from one. :)

Over the counter petshop wormers are ineffective. The kitten needs to see a vet, have a fecal done, a physical exam and first needles.

Lucky Rescue
September 12th, 2005, 03:10 PM
You already asked this, and I answered you:

You don't know what kind of worms your kitten has, and sadly, you wasted your money. Pet store meds will not kill these worms, and you must go to the vet. Bring a stool sample with you.

A kitten born in a barn undoubtedly has worms, and should be seen by the vet anyway to check general health and make sure it's free of fleas and earmites as well. Your description of the big belly and poor coat is in keeping with worms.

Going to the vet right away will save you money in the long run, not to mention that some pet store meds can be very harmful for animals.

September 12th, 2005, 03:57 PM
:troll: :troll:

September 13th, 2005, 04:13 PM
Posted way too many times to count.

Only 1 thread is required to get a response.

This Thread is now closed. If you begin threads of the same topic, they too will be closed.

Heidi - I don't think that was called for. Double posting (and sometimes more) can be a genuine newbie mistake.