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Roundworms... again.

Sean

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#21
They are not sharing a box as of yet. And to get a baseline of sorts I took a sample in for her too.
For the ear mites sense Revolution works on them too maybe I should get some for her this next trip in.
I stopped the Tiki Cat for a day or two and the stuff in the box was starting to firm up. The Tiki Cat
is the chicken and his kibble food is also chicken based. So something in his tummy does not like it.
 

Ninja-n-Bear

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#22
I stopped the Tiki Cat for a day or two and the stuff in the box was starting to firm up. The Tiki Cat
We used to give Tiki Cat food, before the switch to raw. I still gave it occasionally after that. We were only feeding the two chicken varieties, not the fish. Looser stools than ideal when fed that alone, plus I opened two cans in a row that were all grey and rotten. That's when I stopped buying it.
 

Sean

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#23
Yuck.
When both boys were alive we had one food (I don't recall the brand) that they were shorting the cans by quite a bit of product.
But if I found a nasty can I would be a bit put off.

Right now Xander was getting kibble and about 1/3 to 1/2 of the small cans a day. The more he got the looser it was. With the parasite
issue going right now I don't want to cause any more problems for his gut to have to deal with. SO I guess I need to find something new
to try. I might try one of the raw diets and see if he will go for that. After all he is yourn and not set in his ways I hope.
 

Ninja-n-Bear

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#24
I'd try another brand on him, or raw, yes. There's likely something in the canned that doesn't agree with him. Does it have chicken? Lots of cats are sensitive to outright allergic to chicken.
 

Remi's Mommy

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#25
Remi gets mouth sores from anything with tapioca. I have since switched to ziwi peak, and feline natural. For raw when she is in the mood is Answers raw. Since the switch her fur is shiny , eyes bright and has more energy.


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Sean

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#26
Being that both the dry and wet foods are a chicken base it must be something they add to the wet food.
I think for the time being I will try something different for a wet food.
 

Ninja-n-Bear

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#27
Despite my diligence with box/floor cleaning after being treated last time, they are back again. I spoke to the vet this time and he brought up a point that I hadn't thought about: the boys eat just about every bug that finds its way inside. That coupled with the high wild/feral critter population means they just keep getting reinfected. Apparently it is a common problem in my area. Since we don't want to use Revolution and don't want to use harsh chemical de-wormers every few months, our vet suggested a broad spectrum OTC called Safe-Guard (fenbenzadole 10% suspension liquid). It's marketed for livestock, but is safe for pretty much any kind of pet as it is dosed by body weight. Odorless, nearly tasteless, and any side effects are rare and mild. I didn't notice any at all, unlike the other stuff, and they ate it mixed with food with no complaints. Added benefit - it's ridiculously inexpensive compared to other forms of treatment, I doubt we will use it all before it expires, lol.
 

Ninja-n-Bear

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#29
Why don't you want to use Revolution?
I was concerned with their reaction to it the last two times. Maybe it was related to the worm die-off, but I didn't see the same with the Safe-Guard - and they got the proper dose for three days, complete with shed worms in the box. Obviously, it works fine for most or they wouldn't have approved it. I'd just rather be safe than sorry. ;)
 

Sean

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#30
Now that you have said that I recall that it was also noted in the past. A reaction to any med is not good and if there is something that works and
does not cause a reaction then that is the way to go. It's like with Bella when they goofed and gave live modified vaccine and we got a bad reaction
to that big time. So now all over her chart in BIG RED letters is KILLED Vaccine ONLY. Then to avoid any confusion Xander is also treated the same.