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worms and new kitten please help, clueless.

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BloodRedAlienReflux Mon 22-Oct-12 12:56:47

So we got a new kitten (by default) but very happy to have him, and he's settling in nicely. The woman rang yesterday, so i took the opportunity to ask her if they had been wormed, she said no, and that 2 of the others had thrown up roundworm?! Mine seems OK, but is eating loads (not sure how much they normally eat though, but he's on 2 pouches a day)
So, when should i worm him? what do i use? and will shop stuff do? Thanks for any advice, on this or anything else you think i need to know smile

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 22-Oct-12 13:35:15

Ask the vet for a wormer, a paste one might be better for little teeth to deal with.

Kittens eat loads anyway as they are growing so fast and you cant always tell if they have worms anyway unless the worms come out which they dont always until after they have been wormed.

I always get the vet prescribed wormers and flea treatments, you can buy a private prescription off the vet later to buy it online cheaper when you've found a wormer that suits you.

Just stay away from that bob martin stuff kitten poison as we call it in this house

BloodRedAlienReflux Mon 22-Oct-12 14:37:18

Brilliant, thank you, and i can do this now can i? he's 12 weeks on 1st of November, someone said they may have to be 12 weeks before you can worm them?

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 22-Oct-12 15:01:18

Check with your vet, I kittens are renowned for having worms so I'd imagine there is a safe wormer for them.

You have to keep it up when they start going out too, worms live in the mice they catch and infect them again.

tabulahrasa Mon 22-Oct-12 15:06:26

Wormer from the vet doesn't cost any more than shop stuff and works loads better, you can ask them for it when he goes for his injections.

FermezLaBouche Mon 22-Oct-12 17:43:28

Just wormed mine after he vomited up a roundworm - I bought stuff off a pet stall for £4 or so and he ate it in his food just fine. Having said that, I haven't seen any worms come out in his poo yet (not that I've had a good look I must admit.)

Hope you get it sorted!

BloodRedAlienReflux Mon 22-Oct-12 17:46:47

Cheers guys!

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