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cooperboots

Advice on Overdose?Worm problems but Flea advice given

I think my cat has worms, well I'm pretty sure. They have just been treated for fleas so I think its tapeworm, but regardless I bought a pack of tablets which treated both. I gave him the tablets, then afterwards read that in the very very small print I was not meant to give them together!!

Have I really harmed him? Thomas has been fine so far and its 30 mins since the dosage. The two types of tablet were Dichlorophen and Piperazine Citrate. By giving him both have I made them uneffective?

Has anyone ever used Bob Martin Spot on De-wormer? I don't recommend any of his products for flea removal- only frontline after the mess we've just had with our two. I was using his spot on flea but they still got them.. big time!

Thank you xx

26/12/09

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cooperboots

Just an update... Thomas has now been sick a few times and is being his usual chatty self. Not that I had a hunt around but on the surface of the sick I saw no worms? Should I be able to, or would they have buried inside the sick pile (sorry to be so disgusting this early in the morning but Thomas and Billy are my world and I've been in a right tiz)

26/12/09

stuart

First of all relax you willnot have caused any harm. Sickness is not unusual after dichlorophen and may have interfered with the limited effectivenes of the piperazine. Both ingredients are somewhat antiquated but bear in mind we were dispensing these same drugs from our surgeries only a few years ago. Piperaxine was used every 2 weeks from 5-6 weeks of age till 6 months then every 3 months. Dichlorophen was used 4 times a year against tapeworms.

26/12/09

stuart

ps treat him as normal. Bob martins spot on in my opinion will give the fleas a head ache and may have minimal effect on any worms. (probably give them a bit of a head ache too)
Happy Christmas.

26/12/09

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