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 Post subject: Worming a lactating cat?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:22 am 
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I wormed all the cats a few weeks ago, :) but not the pregnant 2,lost the paper that i got with Drontal, can i worm the 2 who arefeeding kittens, :? cant remember if i have in the past, think so but just checking :)

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 Post subject: Re: Worming a lactating cat?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:22 am 
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I used Advocate on a queen feeding young kittens with no adverse effect. The only time I won't worm is when they are carrying. I don't know about Drontal. Penny :D

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Thanks Penny, i will look it up on one of the vet sites,i think its ok, though :)

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my vet wormed my pregnant girl at 6 weeks with drontol..... should i now be worried penny. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Worming a lactating cat?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:14 pm 
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From the datasheet

Use During Pregnancy and Lactation
Not to be used during pregnancy but may be used during lactation.


http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk/Bayer_p ... 23590.html

It will probably be OK but your vet should be shot for the crime of arrogance.

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 Post subject: Re: Worming a lactating cat?
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Thanks for that toadvs, :) i thought that was the case, but i havent had much time today to look it up :?
angelgirl, if the cat that was wormed by your vet is the one with kittens now,her and the kittens must be ok, but i have never risked worming mine when pregnant, cant believe your vet did :)

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 Post subject: Re: Worming a lactating cat?
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he did use drontol but half a tablet, my girl hasnt had kittens yet meant to be due sunday but she wasnt scanned to confirm. it was a locum vet and i did question and he got his medical book out and said its ok. he couldnt be sure if she was actually pregnant at that time of 6 weeks. he said as it was only a half dose she would be fine if she was. :?


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it was a locum vet and i did question and he got his medical book out and said its ok. he couldnt be sure if she was actually pregnant at that time of 6 weeks. he said as it was only a half dose she would be fine if she was

Are you sure it was a vet :shock: What 'medical' book did he get out? Coudn't tell if a girl was pregnant at 6 weeks! Gave an ineffective dose of a drug because he claimed it was safe so he's used a drug off label without the owner's consent and the cat hasn't even been properly treated for worms.

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i see your point toadvs. my cat went to the vets due to wheezing so i wanted her health checked. he was the only vet there as my usual vet had an emergency. he felt her tummy and before he even mentioned she could be pregnant, wasnt sure if it was her kidney or a kitten at 6 weeks, said as she is due her wormer he will give her half a tablet of drontol. he said if she is pregnant this will be fine as wont damage unborn kittens but its best to only give half a dose as this will work due to her being wormed regularly anyway and we can give her a full dose once the kittens are 2 weeks old.
im going to phone my vet at 9am and ask him. he had an australian medical book on the side but since looking a minute ago in the austrailian medical book the photo of the tablets are different. on bayer animal health australia it says drontol for cats-tablets... for the control of all gastroinintestinal worms; in cats including kittens and pregnant and lactating queens.
i think he has got confused with the different types of drontol as the tablets are small and round pictured next to this wording and my tablet was different. he didnt give her anything for the wheezing though as he said its her low immune system.


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 Post subject: Re: Worming a lactating cat?
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Half a wormer is no good to man or beast. Only my opinion. I would never worm a pregnant cat,again only my opinion. Why would I give a pregnant cat a toxin to kill and expel something from it's system whilst pregnant, especially in the first trimester. Penny :D

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