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1) Is George neutered? 2) Has he had any vaccines? 3) How old is he roughly?
Since he's intact and you have a breeding queen in your midst, and the fact that his mother died from a similar affliction, I don't think you're dealing with worms at all. I would recommend a test for feline leukemia and feline aids. With your description, it sounds like one of the two of these is likely the culprit and my suspicion is feline leukemia. More information on both here: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/Health_Information/brochure_felv.cfmYou can certainly try a dewormer to see if this helps, but I think your money would be better spent on diagnostics. Without prompt care (and perhaps even with) George is likely to suffer the same fate as his mother. Dewormer is often available online or at a petstore. Your vet may also carry an OTC option. http://www.petsmart.com/cat/vitamins-supplements/bayer-expert-care-tapeworm-dewormer-cat-tablets-zid36-5207213/cat-36-catid-200049
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