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Bugsy is on Strongid, but now has tapeworms!

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
The poor thing is wormed out!
Bugsy came home from the rescuer with an extra dose of Strongid paste, which I am supposed to give to him tomorrow.
The day he came in I noticed he had a whole bunch of sesame seed looking things stuck on his butt fur... on the top of it, there were little worms coming out, which looks to be tapeworm segments.
I know strongid doesn't treat tapeworms, and the rescuer has told me to treat him with pumpkin seeds.
My question is: Will I be overdosing him if I treat him with tapeworm medicine instead of the pumpkin seeds?
Should I just get another dewormer tomorrow, that treats everything instead of giving strongid to him again?
post #2 of 15
I would call the vet.
my cats always get drontal for tapeworms.
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by mews2much View Post
I would call the vet.
my cats always get drontal for tapeworms.
i've never heard of using pumpkin seeds...
post #4 of 15
I never heard of that either.
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
I have... I just don't know if it is strong enough...
I will not take him to the vet until the 1st, and I was hoping I could give him an OTC tapeworm med. instead of the strongid tomorrow... If I am going to put him through a dewormer, I might as well get a broader-spectrum one...
Any over the counter med (or from a feed store) that I could safely give instead of strongid?
post #6 of 15
not that i'm aware of. most OTC wormers are pretty much worthless [if not actually harmful].
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
not that i'm aware of. most OTC wormers are pretty much worthless [if not actually harmful].
Yeah - that's what I am afraid of... I am going to the feed store tomorrow and see what they have there. I will take my blackberry with me so I can log in to the forum and research it before I buy.
Anyways, If someone has any recommendations, I would appreciate - again, vet only happening after the 1st...
post #8 of 15
I agree no OTC stuff. Be cautious even with feed store stuff, as not always is the dosage correct - sometimes they'll have dosages for large animals, but when configured to a smaller animal, the dosage ends up high (if that makes sense).
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
I put a request for a prescription with my vet on 1800petmeds for Drontal. Since Lucky had a flea infestation not long ago, I will go ahead and treat her at the same time.
Thank you all!
post #10 of 15
The drontal worked well for my coco when she had tapeworms.
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
That seems to be the general feedback. I like the fact that it is only one dose - how did you give it to her? did you use a pill popper or a pill pocket? Or just the old hand biting ouch trick?
post #12 of 15
The vet tech gave it to her.
It was over 2 years ago.
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
Ok - I guess I am just going to do it on my own
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by carolinalima View Post
That seems to be the general feedback. I like the fact that it is only one dose - how did you give it to her? did you use a pill popper or a pill pocket? Or just the old hand biting ouch trick?
Harley had to take Drontal about a month ago for tapeworms. I gave it to her in a pill pocket and she didn't even notice that she was taking a pill; she thought she was getting a couple of treats.
post #15 of 15
I had to give my boys Drontal last month for tapeworms. I guess I did it wrong but I got it in them and the worms are goneā€¦

I just held them in the crook of my right arm and pried open their mouth with my right hand and poked the pill as far back in their mouth as I could with a finger on my left hand and then let them go.

I don't know anything about Strongid to advise on what you can give him with it.
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