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My 6 momth old male cat has worms. He vomittes last night a

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My 6 momth old male cat has worms. He vomittes last night a few times and there was a lot of liytle skinny white worms
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations cats can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Billy and he is 6 months old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Billy?
Customer: Some skin irritations on is one back paw and around his month
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 7 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

When was he last wormed? What was used?

Any diarrhea or pot bellied appearance?

Can you describe or post a photo of what his skin irritation looks like? Are they itchy?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Billy is seen my our family vet, he was a rescue kitty and joined at 3 months of age. He was dewormed at the vet. And received all his shots. No diahrhea and no pot bellie. Billy has been pretty vocal the last 2 days which is usual for him.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 7 months ago.

Thank you,

Now it is very common to see worms in feces and vomit in cats this age. This is because worms tend to be contracted from mum before we have a chance to stop them becoming infected. And that is why we advise monthly worming up to 6 months of age. So, if he hasn’t been wormed in the last month and it was 3 months since his last worming with his vet, then we’d want to do so now using a good quality product (ie Panacur, Milbemax, Advantage Multi, etc) that will cover for roundworms (the type you have reported). If we do that monthly for the next month or two, we’d hope to get him clear of these. Of course, do not be alarmed if you see more passed just after treating since often the worms dying off leads to us seeing them passed as you have. As well, we'd hope that if these were causing quite a burden and upsetting his gut, that treatment will settle that too.

Otherwise, we need to tread with care in regards ***** ***** skin. To see the paw and mouth affected suggests it is being caused by something that can spread. So, mites, lice, ringworm, and bacterial infections would be our main concern. With those in mind, if you use the Advantage Multi, that will cover the mites/lice. Otherwise, we can plan to wash these areas carefully 2-3 times daily (wear gloves since ringworm can spread to people) with dilute OTC chlorohexidine. This will help against those remaining two concerns. Though if severe or if this persists (and since we cannot use oral cream treatments near the mouth or places a cat would lick), then we’d want his vet to check this and dispense oral/systemic treatment to clear this safely for him.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
The medecine for the worms is that inly available at the veterinary clinic ?
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 7 months ago.

Hi again,

Some like the Panacur can be purchased OTC or at some larger pet stores. Otherwise, those carried by vets only need a recent weight for Billy to dispense. So, if they saw him 3 months ago, you can likely ring to have those dispensed as needed.

Best wishes,

Dr. B.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Billy was seen 2 weeks ago for a booster. I will give them a call today for the medecine. Thank you for you time.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 7 months ago.

Great! They should be able to dispense that for him no problem. :)

All the best

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 7 months ago.
Great! They should be able to dispense that for him no problem. :)All the bestDr. B.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond.**Please rate me by clicking on the **stars** at the top of the page as this is the only way the site credits me for helping you. Thank you!: )