Treating A Kitten With Worms

by Tonya Brooks
(Dallas, Texas)

Reader Question: What Are Some Over-The-Counter Alternatives To Treating Brown & White Worms, In Cats?

What can I buy over the counter, to get rid of "Brown & White" worms? I love my kitty very much, but I can’t afford a vet, is there any other affordable way to get rid of these worms?

Mrs. Tonya brooks

Vet Suggestions for an Over-the-Counter Treatment of Cat Worms

Hi Tonya,

Based on your description, I can’t tell what type of worms your cat might have, and that information definitely would affect what constitutes appropriate treatment. However, there are a few over-the-counter medications that you could try that at the very least, would not do any harm. If they don’t work however, you should definitely make an appointment with your veterinarian.

A broad-spectrum dewormer like Drontal Feline will take care of roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms. It is also possible that what you are describing are flea larvae. Over time, an effective flea preventative like those containing fipronil will eliminate adult and larval fleas from your cat’s environment.

Good luck,

Jennifer Coates, DVM

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