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Old May 7th 05, 10:26 PM
bowensanders
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Greetings;

A freind who has recently become unable to be mobile has had the
unfortunate event of all three of her female cats (we're trying to get
a mobile vet to come to fix her cats) had a litter of kittens within a
couple months, and it would seem that they all have worms.


Because the cats are allowed to go outside during the day, they're also
flea-ridden.


Without centering in on the fact that there are so many obvious other
issues with pet management going on, and neither her nor we have a
great deal of financial resources, as the liason and representative of
the kittens (and getting them all homes this season) I ask what options
there are to deworm and flea-treat kittens of all ages.


The youngest litter of five are just about month old - perhaps a week
or two more. They've just begun to venture out the door, and their eyes
are still blue. They are definately less than two pounds, generally
less than one. The second and third litters are two and nearly three
months old respectively.


We have been monitoring all of the rest of the general health of the
kittens, as well as the mothers, to make sure that nobody was catching
anything, no upper respiratory infections, etc. like have been rampant
in her neighborhood in the past. We may also be taking the youngest
litter from the mother to hand-raise, depending on her ability to
financially take care of the rest until adoption.


Basically, the meat of the question: Is there an approved, an easy or a
safe way to worm very young and young kittens, that they may actually
get the bulk of their nutrition for themselves?


Thank you in advance for your replies.


bowensanders

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Old May 8th 05, 12:09 AM
KellyH
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"bowensanders" wrote
Basically, the meat of the question: Is there an approved, an easy or a
safe way to worm very young and young kittens, that they may actually
get the bulk of their nutrition for themselves?


Strongid. It's a liquid medicine that is safe to give to young kittens. It
kills roundworms. There's also Droncit (sometimes Drontal?) that comes in
injection form, this kills tapeworms. One shot takes care of it. Both of
these need to be obtained from a vet, and you need weights of the kittens
for accurate dosage.

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-Kelly


 




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