How do I know my kitten's tapeworms are gone?
I found evidence of tapeworms in my five-month-old kitten yesterday and immediately took her to the vet, where she was tested (positive for tapeworms and nothing else) and given a one-dose treatment (it was a pill, I think Drontal?) to get rid of them.
I was told she'd likely pass the worms in 24 hours. It's now been about 36 hours—kitten has visited the litterbox multiple times and is acting healthy and happy. Do I need to tear apart the poo to ensure that she passed the worms? Should I just assume it worked as long as I don't see any more segments on her? Has anyone else given their kitten Drontal, and did it work?
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Most kittens (and puppies) are born with worms and that's why vets always ask you to bring a stool sample in. To be absolutely sure that your kitten is now parasite-free, drop off a sample of her stool at the vet's this week. They have the lab facilities including microscopes that can tell for certain that she's OK. What a cutie!
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 12/3/12. Helpful? / 1