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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Good cat wormer? Vet thing or not?

Today I ordered some frozen mice and frozen 1 week old quail from Layne Labs to try with my cats. I think they will take to it well. Godzilla used to be an outside cat and my kitten wants to eat anything and everything so we will see. My question is. I've read that people who feed frozen mice and such should worm their cats more than normal. Is this true? If so I want to know if theres a good wormer that I can either order or buy somewhere to use that will take care of roundworms and or tapeworms? Kind of like an "all wormer" I guess. I'd like to do this as going to the vet every so often is probably expensive unless someone doesnt recommend using an otc wormer. Thank you!


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 03:39 PM
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OTC wormers generally aren't considered safe or recommended.

The only broad spectrum wormer I know of is Drontal. I believe it costs around $6-7 per pill at most pharmacies.

Some vets will write prescriptions/dispense wormers without seeing the animal.

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I saw drontal online... Where can you buy that?? A vet or??


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It's prescription only. You either need to get it from a vet directly or get a prescription from a vet for it.

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Alrighty... Thanks. Would you recommend though if I'm feeding mice then they need to be wormed more often??


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I know nothing about raw food so I'm not able to comment.

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While looking for a solution to the flea issue we had even though our late Pacey was an indoor cat I found info on diatomaceous earth. I am trying to reduce the amount of poisons brought into the house so this struck me as perfect. The more I checked into it the more I loved the idea. It's reported to be really good for worms and all parasites.
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Take a look at this. It might be what you are thinking of -

Drontal Feline 1 Tablets for Cats Wormer Medication | VetDepot.com
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While looking for a solution to the flea issue we had even though our late Pacey was an indoor cat I found info on diatomaceous earth. I am trying to reduce the amount of poisons brought into the house so this struck me as perfect. The more I checked into it the more I loved the idea. It's reported to be really good for worms and all parasites.
What is this stuff exactly?? Never heard of it...

Also I just called my vet to see if I could get a drontal prescription and they wanted me bring godzilla in to get a weight even though he was just there not to long ago... And they acted like the vet wanted to prescribe a different wormer and I said I just wanted to get a bottle of the drontal to keep on hand and worm him periodically myself and they said "oh we don't do that" ...... sheesh.... Idiots... Well I don't know how I will get it.... I'm wondering if its just tapeworms people worry about when they are feeding whole prey .... If that's the case then I can get a different wormer without prescription for that...




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Take a look at this. It might be what you are thinking of -

Drontal Feline 1 Tablets for Cats Wormer Medication | VetDepot.com
Thank you for this site... I thought Drontal was only available by prescription from what everyone was saying but apparently it went OTC a few years ago I read. Vets are still charging 30 dollars a pill for it... haha Now I can get it. Thank you


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