|Purred: Tue Jan 26, '10 7:32am PST |
|I have a 1-year-old domestic shorthair that a friend recently rescued off the street in November. She immediately took him to a vet to get him checked out and neutered and all his shots, but they did not deworm him which I didn't realize at the time of taking him into my home. Last night he threw up for the first time. At first there were no worms, it was actually more like a hairball. After eating his canned food for dinner, he immediately threw that up, but still no worms. He was acting totally normal, but I knew there was obviously something wrong. About an hour later he threw up just a little again but I noticed a small spaghetti looking thing. I looked it up online and discovered it was a roundworm. I called my local 24-hour vet hospital and they said it wasn't an emergency but definitely take him to get dewormed ASAP at my regular vet. About an hour after that George threw up again and there were A LOT of worms (alive) in his vomit this time. I freaked (first time cat owner) and took him straight to the vet hospital where they gave him an anti-nausea shot and this deworming powder to put on top of his food. They had run out of the deworming pill. I'm told this is fairly common in kittens, but as a first time cat owner I wanted to make sure I'm doing everything right. I was also told that these can be transferred to humans - George likes to sleep in bed with me, does that mean I should change my sheets every night until his medicine is done? How easily are they transferred? Will he continue to throw them up until his medicine course is finished? Help!
Scared and shaken up first time cat mommy
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