Cat owners sometimes look for remedies for worms other than a trip to the vet. This is a guide about remedies for worms in cats.
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If you decide to get a new kitten, either now or in the near future, please make sure you have the new baby dewormed.
I have just added another new one to the menagerie and was going a little crazy as she was determined that she had to be fed every time someone went near the refrigerator. When I phoned the vet, they suggested she be dewormed. The medicine is not expensive, it cost me $7.07 (cdn) and there is enough there to deworm 10 kittens! (an added bonus is that a free syringe is supplied and whatever is in this stuff the kitten seemed to think it tasted wonderful!)
By Cinnamon from Williams Lake, BC
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Here are questions related to Remedies for Worms in Cats.
How do you get your cat to eat the food with the turnip in it? I tried and he just turns his nose up at me.
I don't know about turnip, but we do give our cat pumpkin (canned) with her food every day. She eats mostly dry food, but once a day she gets about a tablespoon of canned cat food mixed with the same amount of pumpkin and a little canned tuna. It's supposed to be good for their digestion. I think the secret is to start with a very small amount of turnip and gradually increase it. Also, mix it in really well with her other food. She knows what time of day she gets her "treat" and gets very vocal if we are a few minutes late. Hope this helps.
Would D Wormer liquid wormer work on cats that have tapeworms? Can anther cat get sick from one who has the worms?
By Elaine from Providence, RI
Sergeant's Vetscription Worm Away 7 for cats or dogs is an OTC product that really works! My cats tell me that the worm is extinguished in 3 hours flat. I break up the tablets (they resemble psyllium) into small pieces according to the size of the cat. Also D-Worm tablets for dogs from Petco really zero in on the tapeworm and zap it in 5 - 7 hours. I am happy with the results as there are no side effects. Even a critically ill animal can handle this medication.
Although they are labeled for dogs, the ingredients are purrfectly safe for use on cats and there is plenty of tablet left for the usual 9-10 day later second dose. Both products should be available at Petco.
By cyber from Ocala, FL
Hello again and thanks for your response. Yes we do use DE in several areas but since the vet says she has no fleas (Princess has a bath every week with Dawn) her biggest concern is cleaning up the worms.
Undoubtedly Princess got a flea or two from somewhere or she would not have the worms. She is a house cat but does love our enclosed patio which does have some grass and we do occasionally visit neighbors with dogs and cats of their own. Fleas love to latch on to a "new" body so I believe this is the case. Princess is due at the vet's on September 10 so I hope she will be okay. Her age is always a concern.
I treated my cats and kittens for fleas and worms. One of the kittens has worms again and now they all have fleas again. I have put Advantage on them for 2 months now. Please someone help!
By Melody from Wilson, NY
In addition to finding out from the vet what kind of worm it is, you'll not only have to treat the fleas on the cats with Dawn, but you also have to treat their environment. And it's best to do it all in one day. You need to treat the house and also the yard with something designed to kill fleas. Your local pet store can help you with that. In the house, you should treat their bedding, any furniture or beds or pillows they sleep on, and also the floors. And if you use a vacuum with a bag, throw it out and put in a new one. You'll want to do that every time you vacuum until you're flea free. It's not much fun, but if you don't attack this problem on all fronts at the same time, you'll never get rid of the fleas. Been there, done that. It works. Good luck! :-)
Are there any home remedies for the worms that look like "rice"? My cat had babies and now she has these thingies.
By Lori from Chilliwack, BC
No you need meds. Jeannie
My cat has tape worms. What home remedy can I use?
I am a retired Veterinary Manager and I would recommend you take a stool sample to your Vet's office and have them determine which worms your cat has.(there could be other types) The only medication you can get to rid her of the tapeworms is a prescription from your Vet. The name of the medication is Drontal. There is not a home remedy or over the counter medication you can buy. If your cat has tapeworms, she has fleas. Please use a topical flea product (like Advantage) on her every month.
Good luck with your fur baby.
I need to know about tapeworms in cats. How do I treat them?
Tapeworms are caused by fleas. Please take your fur baby to the vet and bring a fecal sample with you so he/she can identify the specific parasite. Your Vet will give you medication for this, there is not a home remedy. I have worked for a Veterinarian for over 27 years. Good luck.
I have a female feral cat that has tapeworms. I was told that I can't give anything since she is feeding 6 kitties, 4 weeks old. Is there anything I can do to get rid of the worms? Can the cat transmit the worms to the kitties?
By Marcela from Queen NY
Two words. Diatomaceous Earth (food-grade)
OK, four words.
This stuff will absolutely kill every (bad) worm in
your mama kitty and will "not" harm the little ones
Food-grade diatomaceous earth is one thing that
every SPCA, cat or dog rescue should be telling
everyone about. Just make sure it is "food grade"
and not the stuff used in swimming pools.
Sprinkle it all over the mother kitty, and rub it
in very well. (The little kitties will even get some
of this as they nurse). Sprinkle the DE over mother
kitty's food (about a half-teaspoonful every day).
Take care that you don't allow the dust to be
inhaled too much. Be sure to rub and brush it
into mother kitty's fur really well.
This DE will also take care of any fleas.
It is available online if you have trouble finding
it in your local pet stores. It should be way more
available than it is IMHO. It isn't all that expensive
either which probably explains the unavailability.
The best of luck to you with this problem.
Julia in Boca Raton, FL
What is the medication that I can buy for cats that have tapeworms, if I can not afford a vet?
Check out Valley Vet Supply on the internet. They have very good products.
We have several barn cats who are friendly, but I noticed recently that they had worms coming out of their back side. Our dogs are up to date with shots and flea stuff. Can those worms affect humans/dogs? The cats are just barn cats that have shown up and decided we're suckers. We don't have that kinda money to treat them, too.
By Darcie from WI
Easy, inexpensive, dogs, cats, even us humans. Safe, natural, for all intestinal worms (won't work on heart worms) Food grade (garden grade had poisons that can kill) diatomaceous earth sprinkled on their food. 75% of humans have worms. Not any animals fault. I ordered by the gallon of powder. It was enough for years of everything I could get my hands on. I paid about $9. Can be used safely in your garden for bugs. Use for pets, livestock and yourself. Many benefits other than worm removal. WWW.earthworkshealth.com. No, I don't sell it or am i any part of earth works. Took a while and found this as pure and safe with good directions and reasonable.
I just got a new kitten. We saved it from outside a couple days ago and I found out it has worms and right now we can't afford to take it to the vet or buy anything. So does anyone know any home remedies? The kitten is 10 weeks old at least. I could really use some help.
By Sarah G.
You can buy deworming medications from pet stores. You need to weight the kitten to know how much to use. An overdose will make the kitten really ill and may kill it. If possible, go to a pet store that allows you to take the kitten with you and have them weight it...phone a few in your area. We have several here that encourage taking your pet with you.
Can I use diatomaceous earth in my cat's wet food for fleas, she has tape worms.
It won't work. Diatomaceous earth works on insects with a hard outer shell by scraping away the shell and causing the insect to dry out and die. This can't apply to a soft bodied tapeworm living in the fluid filled interior of the intestine. You need to get tapeworm medicine from a vet. It is a special formula and is not sold over the counter in pet stores. However, tapeworms generally will not harm the cat so if you can't afford the vet and can get over the "disgust" factor, you might just decide to let the cat live with the tapeworm.
I just found round worms on my kitten's butt. How do I get rid of them? I don't have the money to take her to the vet. It has to be able to be given to a 13 week old kitten.
By Liz B.
Are you sure they are roundworms? Usually what you see on a cats behind are tapeworms. they look like little pieces of white rice. Roundworms look like pieces of string. Drs Foster and Smith sell different wormers on the internet. You will need a different wormer for tape worms than roundworms.