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by Henry
(Turkey)

Reader Question: How Long Do I Have To Treat A Cat With Roundworms?


Hi we are an English couple living in Turkey who has recently taken in a stray kitten from the street. I would guess its approx 10 to 12 weeks old, but it is small and undernourished, so difficult to guess. It has what look like roundworms in its toilet (long & white) the vet here gave us a tablet called Tenizol. (Contents: 50mg Prazikuantel, 500mg Fenbendazol) we gave it 1/4 then 2wks later another 1/4. Do you think this will cure it or is a long term treatment required? It’s a boy kitten. Thanking you in advance for any advice you may be able to give.

Vet Suggestions for Treating Roundworms in Kittens

Hi,

When I use fenbendazole to treat roundworms in cats I give it once a day for three days and then repeat the dose for another three consecutive days two weeks later. I am not familiar with the product Tenizol that you mentioned, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt to bring a stool sample in to your veterinarian for a fecal examination after you have completed the initial deworming protocol. He or she could perform a fecal flotation looking for roundworm eggs (and other intestinal parasites) and let you know whether or not additional deworming is necessary.

Congratulations on your new kitten,

Jennifer Coates, DVM

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