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Treating a Cat for Hookworms?

My cat has hookworms and I do not have money. What can I use around the house? I heard Dawn liquid soap is good.

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June 18, 20190 found this helpful

You can feed your cat food grade diatomaceous earth.

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June 19, 20190 found this helpful

I use FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth all the time and it seems to keep my cat very healthy but DE has many other uses around the house.
You can buy it at many stores but especially PetSmart and farm stores.

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Google - buy Diatomaceous Earth (or DE) with your zip code and you'll find several local stores or online.

Read instructions:

www.vetinfo.com/using-diatomaceous-earth-to-worm...

www.diatomaceousearth.com/.../diatomaceous-earth-for-cats

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June 19, 20190 found this helpful

Please see if your vet can prescribe a deworming medication at a reduced cost. There are many vets that work with people in pricing and have sliding scales. I know a lot of folks like diatomaceous earth, but every one I know who uses this eventually has to get the animal to the vet for treatment because the worms keep coming back. It could be they are not doing the DE treatment right, but safety first.

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I am not sure why you are thinking Dawn dish liquid will help with hookworms. Hookworms are internal and soap could be very harmful for a cat to ingest. If your cat has something external, there may be another issue. Please at least ASK the vet. I get it about money, be sure to tell the vet your situation and ask how they can work with you.

Your humane society or animal shelter may help you get care at a reduced cost also. Post back with an update. Prayers for healing.

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October 11, 20190 found this helpful

One of the more common cleaning agents in Dawn detergents is sodium lauryl sulfate. This chemical bonds with grease, allowing easy removal in water. When combined with other nitrogen-bearing ingredients, the chemical may form nitrosamines or nitrates.

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Continued skin contact with these byproducts lead to damage in the lungs, liver and brain. And that is why you should not give it to your cat.

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