Maybe if you explain it to the vet the way you explained to us he/she may make an exception?
thanks, that is a good idea. the vet practice that i use is very large and it seems that the policy is pretty set in stone but there is one vet that is quite "feral friendly" and she would probably be willing to bend the rules in a situation like this.
my other option is to tell them it is for pretty girl (my former feral). she was just there a couple of months ago. and since she needs to be drugged to get her in a carrier that should make it no problem.
When I lived in WI, a farm-horse-all-goods type store sold the pills for cats and dogs over the counter for $10. My vet charged more than that for one pill. I think amazon sells these. I switched to a topical wormer since pilling my cats is asking to be mutilated. I use Profender, which I order from an online canadian company and it requires no Rx through them. Total pet supply is where I order that and the Advantage II flea topicals I use. Revolution requires a rx and it is a hassle to bother my vet to phone these things in.
i have used profender in the past but have had little if any luck with it. the reason i prefer to get drontal is that it is what has been the most effective med for the ones i have been able to use it on.
i will check out total pet supply, thanks for the tip!
Editing to add, when I lived in WI, I used topical on a feral that allowed me to finally touch him...I set out his bowl of food and gently tried to apply the meds. If they taste anything funny in their food, they may not come back. I did ask a spay/neuter program if it is worth worming and they said no. They said within 3 months, feral cats will have worms again.
yeah, it is more than likely that he will have worms again but probably not until spring rolls around and the mice are around in larger numbers. right now with the cold having set in the cats are not very active in the hunting department. my concern is that he has both roundworm and tapeworm and is excreting a lot of sections of each. that, along with the fact that his belly is taking on the "potbelly" look (although that could be since he is a total pig when it comes to food) make me feel that he has a pretty bad infestation. with the temps dropping i would like him to have as few stressors as possible.