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Help! Worms? What should I do?

post #1 of 8
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I took our kitten Roxy to the vets today for her first ever vaccines and the vet found she had fleas. He said she was fine otherwise and he treated her with this:
Now she is pooing out worms. Does the treatment she had do worms as well?
I can't call the vets as no one is in until Monday.
I took our other cat in today as she had a largeish spot on her chin, she gets these about 3 times per year due to allergies. She had no fleas, so the fleas obviously came from the kitten's previous home.
What should I do now? Is our other cat at risk of catching worms or fleas? The kitten uses the adult's litter tray as well as her own tray.
What do I need to do? What do I need to clean? Please help, I don't want my adult cat picking anything up. The vet said the adult should be fine, as the fleas have been treated now, but I may want to treat her a little sooner than scheduled. He said I don't need to treat the house for fleas or anything.
post #2 of 8
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Come on, someone must be able to help!
post #3 of 8
Nematodes I beleive are worms.. and she likely had worms if she had fleas...
post #4 of 8
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Thanks for replying Sharkey, so if she's passing them does that mean they are on their way out? I haven't seen them in her poop before this visit to the vets. Poor thing, she's exausted from the trip and her vaccinces, and has been sleeping most of the day, but the vet did warn about this.
post #5 of 8
yes they are existing
post #6 of 8
Sharky's right...

For the treatment of infections with gastrointestinal nematodes (L4 larvae, immature adults and adults of Toxocara cati and Ancylostoma tubaeforme).
I think T. Cati are roundworms and Ancylostoma tubaeforme are hookworms. She's passing them because of the treatment....they're on the way out (literally!).
post #7 of 8
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Thanks, I've spoken to the vets this morning and apparently it means she's passing them, and the other cat should be fine as she was treated at the same time.
post #8 of 8
Fleas carry tapeworms too. And if there are any live fleas around, they WILL get on both cats - so the house and the cats should be treated till you are flea-free.
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