|Purred: Wed Apr 9, '14 8:58pm PST |
|Hello ! I am always reading on this site, and decided to make my first post today regarding my 7 month old kitten. I've only had him for almost 3 months, he was adopted from the shelter, and is the first cat I have ever had. This cat is my only pet in the house. He's up to date on all of his shots, and we did a fecal/stool test in January when he first came home to me (everything was negative), just a case of ear mites which was cleared with a single dose of Revolution.
Well, two days ago, my brother noticed what appeared to be a rice grain towards his tail while brushing him. He told me, I freaked out and immediately called the vet, and the vet called in a RX for Profender for deworming, as well as Revolution. I did the topical application yesterday for the Profender, and following doc's orders tomorrow will put the Revolution (followed by a monthly application of it).
My question is this really: Is there anything else that should be done ? This cat never, ever has gone outside, but he likes to hang out near the front door entrance, or the back door entrance looking for any bug he can find. This is where shoes, etc are usually kept. I'm pretty sure we don't have a flea issue in the house (the vet said that it could just be that he swallowed a flea which had the tapeworm while grooming). I guess I'm paranoid and have been cleaning like crazy, disinfecting his litter box twice daily and vacuuming his sleep areas (where I found some small yellow sesame seed looking things)!
The paranoid owner in me is wondering, is one dose of the Profender usually enough to kill all tapeworms? Will he need another deworming ? Is getting tapeworms in an indoor cat a common thing ? What else is it that I should be doing ? And will using Revolution monthly help to hopefully prevent this from happening again ?
I would really appreciate any advice that you all could please provide me with and hear from any other experiences. Thank you so much in advance !
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