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Dr. Scarlett, Cat Veterinarian
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I dont have money to take my kitten to the Vet at this time.

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I don't have money to take my kitten to the Vet at this time. She is about 10-14 weeks old & I have seen many small, cylindrical worms in her stool yesterday. What can I buy for her OTC. I also have an adult male cat that is about 9-10 lbs., I have been told by a previous vet that all animals in the home must also be treated. Should I buy a separate medication for him?

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Hi,

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Cylindrical worms in a kitten are most likely roundworms--almost all kittens and puppies are born with them. You should be able to buy pyrantel pamoate at a pet store. I dose it at 1 ml/10 pounds body weight. So a typical 3 month old kitten would get around 0.3-0.4 ml, depending on how big she is.

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I would give a dose (adjusting for weight gain) every 2 weeks for 4 doses.

Dr. Scarlett :

It isn't a bad idea to treat all the cats in the household, particularly if they share a litter box.

Dr. Scarlett :

But do save up some money as Little Girl needs to get started on her vaccinations. She should also be tested for feline leukemia and feline AIDS--very important to know, since you have another cat in the household that could be at risk.

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Hi,
I thought I did answer your question by giving you the name and dosage of the medication you could purchase at a vet store.

As a recap--pyrantel pamoate is the deworming medication. I dose cats at 1 ml per 10 pounds of body weight. A 3 month old kitten would likely be around 3#, so I would give 0.3-0.4 ml every 2 weeks for 4 doses. Your older cat would get 1 ml of the dewormer.

Does that help or do you have other questions?