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Old March 27th, 2003, 05:31 AM
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Exclamation Pregnant Cat w/ Worms

Our 1 yr old cat is pregnant, and while we aren't sure how long she has been gestating, we are guessing she will give birth in the next 1-2 weeks based on her behavior and physical changes (swollen nipples, restlessness, etc.) We noticed a white worm near her anus a few days ago. We wormed her about 3 months ago, and I have heard that worms may be activated by giving birth.

It is a bad sign that she has worms BEFORE birth? Can we give her a worming medication while she's still pregnant?

Any info would be helpful! Thanks!
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Old April 3rd, 2003, 06:56 AM
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Deworming is definitely something that should be done before giving birth. Worms could have some serious and sometimes life threatening effects on the mom and kittens. What you are describing could be either roundworm or tapeworms and you should really have a Veterinarian do a stool examination - including a microscopic exam - to determine which worms she has and give her the appropriate medication.

Store bought dewormers do not cover many of the worms and also if there is tapeworm, they are transmitted by fleas and you may want to have mom checked out to ensure she is properly protected against fleas.

Martin Slome DVM

Centre Street Animal Hospital
7700 Bathurst Street Units, 40-42
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Tel. (905) 771-9855
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