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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
My kitties have worms again. It is the one that looks like rice, round worms, right? Anyway we have been to the vet for a shot and oral meds. In the beginning we had tape worms and round worms. Then went back for the second oral treatment and I thought we were done. I saw them again yesterday so off the the vet again, but all I see was the rice shaped ones and they gave me droncit. I read online that is for tapeworms. Anyone know if it will work on the roundworms? I do hope so.
post #2 of 13
The worms that look rice like are tapeworms. The Droncit will be fine.
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Oh thank you! I must have gotten then mixed up. Will they need another dose or will this be all they need. It will be dose 3.
post #4 of 13
I'd think that would take care of them, but you might want to call the vet and ask to be sure. (I seem to recall something about Droncit eliminating tapeworms from the system for 90 days). <-- Can anyone comfirm that?

Do you have any problems with fleas on the kits? If so, ingestion of fleas will cause tapeworms. That is one of the reasons it's important to address flea issues within the home and on your pets.

I hope this clears up your worms and you never see them again!
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
No, not that I am aware of. I use Zodiac one spot on their back and if I do see them scratch look them real good to see if I can find a flea, but so far I have seen none. We don't get bitten and in the past when I did get fleas in my house I always got bitten too. So I really do not think we have a flea problem, but will continue to be on the look for them.
post #6 of 13
I"ve never heard of Zodiac. The only brands I'm familiar with are Frontline, Advantage and Revolution. Those are all vet recommended flea treatments. Actually the Revolution is a prescription one spot flea, ear mite, heartworm, round and hookworm treatment. That's what my current vet prefers.

If the Zodiac is an Over The Counter one spot treatment then you should be aware of the danger of using OTC flea and wormer treatments on your cats. The companies that sell them laud their own praises, but there could be something in the treatment that could be dangerous to your cats which could cause poisoning, seizures and possibly death.

Most here, (me included) avoid the OTC products in our fur-kids best interest. At the very least the OTC products are often quite ineffective. Please reconsider using those products for the safety of your pets.

If you search the forums for flea products, you will find a wealth of information about them.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Here is a link for the Zodiac products:

http://www.morethanapet.com/

I am surprised you have not heard of it. I have known about it for at least 20+ years. It has worked for me when others did not. I used frontline at a time period but went back to Zodiac as I felt it worked better with less side effects, but that is just my persona l opinion. I am slightly leary of OTC products in general, but this is one brand I am really sold on. I have never had a problem with it and have used it on numerous pets.

I do appreciate your concern and your warning. I will take it into consideration also. I just know in the past when frontline did not work very well Zodiac stepped up to the plate and worked like a charm for us.
post #8 of 13
We use Revolution as Bijou goes outside with my husband. I never had much luck with over-the-counter remedies myself. We had a bad flea infestation with our Ebony and we tried countless OTC remedies and ended up having to have a professional fumigator come in and do our house.
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
So you are pleased with the Revolution I take it. I am really thinking of trying a prescription type flea control. I really, really, really do not think they have fleas, but the litter box is the smelliest it has been and I read that could indicate worms and I have seen the evidence of the worms and cannot seem to make them go away.
post #10 of 13
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So you are pleased with the Revolution I take it. I am really thinking of trying a prescription type flea control. I really, really, really do not think they have fleas, but the litter box is the smelliest it has been and I read that could indicate worms and I have seen the evidence of the worms and cannot seem to make them go away.
Keep in mind that Revolution does not eliminate Tapeworms. You need a separate wormer for that.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
oh, o.k. I am thinking of trying one of these mentioned as I don't seem to be getting rid of the worms, but have not decided on which one yet.

Thanks for all the information!!!!
post #12 of 13
Droncit does not take care of roundworms, only tapes.
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
I did make a mistake on that. They are the ones that look like rice and I said round worms, but was corrected that they are tapeworms.
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