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Not pregnant, "just" worms! Will Revolution take care of it? Anything else I need to

post #1 of 15
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So 5 mo. old Jasmine, who I though was pregnant, turns out to have worms. She was spayed on Saturday and the vet said she wasn't pregnant. I did see a rounded belly, that was part of the reason I thought she might be pregnant. She does go outside alittle bit now and then. But appearantly the rounded belly is from the worms then. Right?
Today I saw her using the litterbox, and I scooped it right out and I saw a long, white worm in it. It didn't move at all.
I gave both my cats a dose of Revolution, figuring that they both have it if one has it.
Will this be sufficient to get rid of the worms? Do I need to give them anything else in addition?
Is there anything else I need to do, like sanitize the litterbox etc.?
How long does it take for the worms to be dead and for her to pass them/be done with it?
post #2 of 15
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Originally Posted by HappyViking
So 5 mo. old Jasmine, who I though was pregnant, turns out to have worms. She was spayed on Saturday and the vet said she wasn't pregnant. I did see a rounded belly, that was part of the reason I thought she might be pregnant. She does go outside alittle bit now and then. But appearantly the rounded belly is from the worms then. Right?
Today I saw her using the litterbox, and I scooped it right out and I saw a long, white worm in it. It didn't move at all.
I gave both my cats a dose of Revolution, figuring that they both have it if one has it.
Will this be sufficient to get rid of the worms? Do I need to give them anything else in addition?
Is there anything else I need to do, like sanitize the litterbox etc.?
How long does it take for the worms to be dead and for her to pass them/be done with it?
It sounds like she has round worms. Yes revolution will kill them! Clean the litter daily. You should also dose them again in one month!
post #3 of 15
Did you get the Revolution and correct dosages for your kitties weights from your vet? That is very important so you don't over or under medicate.
post #4 of 15
Hi HappyViking,
yes... Revolution or any sort of deworming pill shud do it.. but since u mentioned that u saw ur cat's belly is indeed big, did ur vet gave him any deworming pill? usually 1 tablet is given to a 4kg cat (half shud he/she is 2kg etc).

if ur cat is heavily infested with worms (big buldging tummy / worms in faeces), u might need a couple of rounds more of deworming. Pls refer to ur vet for further instructions...
post #5 of 15
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The vet has not seen her for worms this time around (he dewormed her when we first brought her home, with a yellowish creamy liquid). I happened to have a dose of liquid Revolution, I just gave them both a dose each. This is what I was given for them when they were little kittens, I didn't know there might be a dose difference. I know she's over 4 Lbs, but she can't be any more than 5 or 6 tops.
Her belly is not big or anything, but I can see it protruding a little bit on either side, not sagging down like a fatty pooch. She's not fat and not skinny.
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by HappyViking
The vet has not seen her for worms this time around (he dewormed her when we first brought her home, with a yellowish creamy liquid). I happened to have a dose of liquid Revolution, I just gave them both a dose each. This is what I was given for them when they were little kittens, I didn't know there might be a dose difference. I know she's over 4 Lbs, but she can't be any more than 5 or 6 tops.
Her belly is not big or anything, but I can see it protruding a little bit on either side, not sagging down like a fatty pooch. She's not fat and not skinny.
Hopefully you have given the correct dosage for weight and you will be successful in getting rid of the worms. I personally would have checked with my vet before giving any medication to my cats, but that's just me. Hope it works out for you.
post #7 of 15
You want to be very careful about dosing your cat with Revolution unless your vet tells you the dosage. It is an insecticide (read poison) and it is based on the weight of the animal along with the health. Roundworms generally need several treatments before they all gone. I would call your vet and ask how much and when to give this
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by hissy
You want to be very careful about dosing your cat with Revolution unless your vet tells you the dosage. It is an insecticide (read poison) and it is based on the weight of the animal along with the health. Roundworms generally need several treatments before they all gone. I would call your vet and ask how much and when to give this
Wow, I didn't know that! I figured it would be OK since I had been given these at the vet's earlier for my kittens.

Anyway, I will be going to the vet on Saturday for a couple of different things. I called them today and the technician I talked to said the Revolution will not kill the worms, only prevents them from coming if they are not already there. She said that the stuff at the stores probably aren't as good as the med. the vet gives. So I'm gonna have him give them a dose of the worm medicine he uses. Also they need their rabies shots, which was supposed to have been given when they got spayed, but because of an unusual day that day that had not been done. And they need their sutures from the spay removed, as well, since they are not the disolvable kind. So I'll just take them in and get it done properly, then I'll also tell the vet what I already have done.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
Hopefully you have given the correct dosage for weight and you will be successful in getting rid of the worms. I personally would have checked with my vet before giving any medication to my cats, but that's just me. Hope it works out for you.
You are right, I should have checked first. I just freaked out when I saw that jucky worm, and knew that Revolution was supposed to take care of that. Also, they had earlier given me doses of it, meant for my kittens. They said the kittens needed to be over 2 Lbs before using it, and that's been a good while ago. So it never occured to me that this would not be OK.
But now I won't be doing anything more before the vet has seen them.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by HappyViking
You are right, I should have checked first. I just freaked out when I saw that jucky worm, and knew that Revolution was supposed to take care of that. Also, they had earlier given me doses of it, meant for my kittens. They said the kittens needed to be over 2 Lbs before using it, and that's been a good while ago. So it never occured to me that this would not be OK.
But now I won't be doing anything more before the vet has seen them.
I'm really relieved to hear that you are going to the vet about this. Thanks for listening.
post #11 of 15
What did the worm look like?
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
I'm really relieved to hear that you are going to the vet about this. Thanks for listening.
Well thank YOU for good advice!!! You always seem to be so right on with your advice to people, I'm happy to take your input!

The worm itself:
Lately I've been finding grass like material in her stool, but this time I saw a 3inch thin white thingy that seemed to be somewhat transparent but also it looked like it had a bloodvessel going through it. I was not moving, or if it was it was very little. I had a hard time knowing if it indeed moved or if it was moved around by my own movements as I looked at it through a bag.
post #13 of 15
It sounds like your vet gave her Strongid. The first dose will kill any live worms but the eggs will live so you might take her back for a second deworming about a week or two later.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by naked-cats
It sounds like your vet gave her Strongid. The first dose will kill any live worms but the eggs will live so you might take her back for a second deworming about a week or two later.
Yes, I remember I had to do that the first time she was dewormed.
This time I'll ask if I can take home the second part of the dose to do it myself, so I won't have to go another trip just for that...
post #15 of 15
According to the manufacturer, Revolution only treats roundworms and hookworms:

http://www.revolution4cats.com/displ...ies=FL&sec=100

Revolution can prevent tapeworms because it kills fleas, the intermediate host, but there's no claim in will rid a cat of pre-existing tapeworms.
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