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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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Yesterday I brought my 4 month old kitten to the vet first

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Hi guys. Yesterday I brought my 4 month old kitten to the vet for her first checkup after taking her home from a shelter. The vet gave her a first dose of Pyrantel Suspension - 50 MG. The vet sent me home with three more doses. Unfortunately, I didn't read the directions closely enough and gave her another dose this evening, when the next dose should have been 9/7. I feel so badly. Is this something that could harm her? Thank you!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.

Please don't be alarmed. Pyrantel has a wide range of safety and dosing recommendations for cats varies considerably. I would be surprised if you saw any adverse effect at all although a bit of GI distress is always possible - inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea - all of which are expected to be transient. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.