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As before stated, we feed a wild cat about one year old, wet

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As before stated, we feed a wild cat about one year old, wet food twice a day with a small dish of cream (about 2.5 Tbsp cream. Looks healthy but coughs. He left a dark 0.5 inch worm in his cream dish. We have never been close enough to pet him but he comes to his name, Mr Mitziplitsic. Is there something we can put in his wet food that will eliminate worms and not pose a risk of killing him?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 month ago.

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

In regards ***** ***** question, if Mr. Mitziplitsic has coughed up a worm, then it is likely a roundworm that he has brought up. Now while we often treat for these using a topical spot on or tablet, we can try to sneak wormer into his food. For that, it would be ideal to use Panacur/Fenbendazole granules. This is OTC at most vets and some pet stores. They are designed to be added to food and often we can get them to take this without much fuss (smelly canned foods can help with that) and handling. So, that would be ideal here. Of course, we need to keep an eye on that cough since it can sometimes be a sign of infectious issues (ie viral or bacterial airway infections) but also can be seen with heart troubles, bronchitis, or asthma.

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Dr. B.

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