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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-17-2012, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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HELP. hookworms or roundworms in cat I found.

Ok, here is the full story. I found a cat, looks about a year old. All the no-kill shelters here are full, so I isolated her and took her to the vet.

I told the vet that if the cat was healthy enough she'd be integrated with other cats soon. The cat was FIV/FLV negative, no fleas, no ear/eye/etc problems. The vet NEGLECTED to mention what would happen in deworming.....he gave her a solution to pass any worms she might have.

She went home and shared a litter box with my two cats, then I gave her to my parents who have two cats. A few days ago my mom said she was passing dead worms.

I called the vet and he apologized and said to get everyone tested in a few weeks. But I have a lot of questions I really want to make sure they are right.

- I heard the eggs are the problem. the cat is passing dead worms, so are the eggs alive?

- Is it too late to avoid infection by cleaning? should I clean the litterbox/floor etc...my cats have no front claws (adopted that way) and track litter everywhere, so I just vacuum, but I'm scared this wont work.

- should I clean using bleach or is vacuuming and emptying the box ok?

- is there any chance I have hook/roundworms? I do kiss my cats on the head and sometimes the toes. how can I deal with contamination in regard to me?

maybe the eggs are already dead in deworming and I"m totally over-reacting....sorry i'm pretty upset...all I had to do was isolate the **** cat and this wouldn't have happened

please help me out and thanks a lot for your comments...i've never had to deal with this before so I don't know what to do.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 03:03 AM
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I think you have to ensure things first, we don't know what else could a stray cat has..

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 09:00 AM
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I would just keep a close eye and go to the vet if you notice something.


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