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There is a kill-it-all deworm pill in vetarinary field nowdays???

September 13th, 2005, 11:44 AM
Hi Doctor,

Thank you for the rapid response to my inquiry yesterday(see below).

However, because I don't know how much it will cost me to send the kitten to a vet hospital, the friend who gave me the kitten said she will give me some medication which kills all worms. She said she got it from the vet and 'this medication will not hurt the kittens and will kill all worms. This is what I use on all my cats.'

My question is if there is a kill-it-all 'omnipotent' deworm capsule nowadays in the veterinary field to prescribe to cat owner?

Many thanks.


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' swollen belly and her fur is not so sleek as my other cat, her hair is felt a bit rough. 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.


Senior Contributor VIP answers:

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 13th, 2005, 11:51 AM
I just answered this one in this thread:

You don't have to double post. The mods just end up closing the duplicates.

White Wolf
September 13th, 2005, 12:37 PM
Double post