Hi. My daughters found a kitten outside about three weeks ago. We took her and had her get shots but they didn't deworm her for tapeworm only round worm. They said if we saw the segmants to bring her back. They also said she was about 5 months old. Well last week she started getting a little "round" in her tummy and this week we noticed that all her nipples are pink and swollen. We are assuming she is pregnant. we also have two other cats that we took yesterday to get updated shots and to get dewormed since we started seeing those little segmants in their bedding and in my kids beds and stuff now the pregnant kitten we thought was ok but just last night noticed in a basket that she just started sleeping in also had the segmants. My other cats are too big to fit in the basket so it has to be from her. I called a low cost vet service this morning and they said they wouldn't advise getting her dewormed untill after the kittens are born. Isn't this bad for her and the kittens though and for my kids? Not too mention a little gross finding all these segmant pieces in our beds and stuff. Is there a safe alternative or should I try another vet? I did a search online and found a comment about using tradewinds dewormer and saying it was safe for pregnant cats?? Also is there anything I need to be concerned about since she is soo young to be having kittens? I had a cat when I was a kid who had kittens when she was about a year old and three died but one lived and she was trying to kill it??? Any info, advice would be greatly appreciated!
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5/3/09 at 9:34am