Originally Posted by Abigail
Abi saw the vet twice, each time they did not see the ear moites I insisted she had and then they finally saw them. plus this morning I saw tapeworms in her excrement, so the exam they gave ger was a very very superficial. The humane society said she was dewormed... and she hasn't been out of my care since i got her 2 weeks ago. so obviously their "deworming" was worth nothing. I am a strong believer in self medical care anyway.. hahahahah oops. did I confess that?
Me too! I am a very strong believer in self care. However, the over the counter wormers are less effective and more dangerous, so I refuse to subject an animal under my care to them. (Except the horses, they get OTC wormer on the vets advice.)
And I would never self medicate a baby, and your kittens are babies. If they recently saw the vet, call for the worm medicine. They can't weigh that much different than at the last visit. The vet may want to check a stool sample, but should not need a full visit.
And you can check a stool sample of an animal in the beginning stages of worms and not see anything. Then as the worms grow and are shed in the stool, they will show up in the sample.
Also, they may need more than one treatment to get rid of the worms. So even if kittens were wormed, if they only got one dose, they will still have worms.
Good luck getting rid of the worms while keeping your babies safe. Self care is fine, but you need to know when to call a professional!