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I look online at Amazon.com
and went to one store,
But I didn't find the right med
I found the generic 23mg
What would be 1cc?
I got the tap worm tabs for cats an kittens, 3 of them which is 23mg praziquantel each. I gave him 1 then I noticed there are no directions when to give him the next one.
I can buy the pyantel at amazon but it looked liquid and I'm not sure how and how much to give it to him and when after the tape worm tabs.
Before the app. Tomorrow I wanted to let you know about a few things. The cat, which might be a girl actually, is the neighbors cat that I've let come over a lot. The cat is very skinny still, and I ordered from amazon the pyrantel 50mg 16oz., which I'm not sure how much to give. Then follow up to be sure the problem is gone. My other worry too is heart worm. I was wondering if the heart guard meds would work? Its difficult I can't take the cat for an x ray.
For the pyrantel, 1 cc per 5 pounds of cat. Repeat the dose every 2 weeks until he has had three doses. You can buy a syringe, at the human drug store. The syringe will say "m;" or "cc" on it. The average cat weighs 9-10 pounds. So you should be able to give 2 cc of the pyrantel.
Heartworms in cats, can cause a number of signs. The most common sign is chronic vomiting. But with heartworms, they do not vomit up the worms because the worms are in the lungs. Not in the gastrointestinal tract. So, from what you have described so far, I do not think it sounds like heartworms. Heartworms can also cause coughing and difficulty breathing.
Yes, you can give heartgard as a monthly heartworm preventative.
It is fine that you are not having an x-ray done. The cat is lucky to have you and is thankful for all the help you have given it already.
If you take a picture, of the genital area, I should be able to tell you if it is a male or female. To post the picture on here, use the icon, on the tool bar, that looks like a "paper clip"