Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by cschattner, Apr 3, 2018.
But it is more difficult.
Yeah, it's not the most likely thing. But, worming is cheap, and easy enough.
In order to get a tap worm you have to eat a host of one. So a cat would have to eat a mole, mouse or a flea. All of which I certainly hope a human wouldn't be bringing home from the farm. FYI fleas are specifies specific so there would have to an incredible gigantic infestation for one to choose to jump on a human in a barn setting and ride said human all the way home. Like I wouldn't even consider it.
Of all parasites - tape is the least likely for an indoor cat - unless it mouses the house, or has had fleas - but you're still 3months post eating the host before tape worms would ever be a concern b/c of their life cycle.
It could totally be worms.
My indoor cat left a worm in my shoulder not that long ago.....
Take in a fresh poo sample. Ask about Drontal.
I can take care of that
I agree with checking for worms. It only takes one mouse with them and your kitty gets them. I hope she gets to feeling better soon!
Have you thought about finding a home that can better take care of her medical needs? You yourself are having a hard time taking care of your own personal needs in your situation, the animals are going to be shuffled around, they don't have a stable environment, and some just don't like the constant tension or upset in their world. It is not fair to them for you to second guess things when the animal is sick and have to endure whatever is going on.
It is not what you want to hear, but when your life gets more settled, you get yourself in a better situation, then maybe you will be in a better place to deal with everything life has been giving you.
She is 14, senior animals don't get adopted. I normally don't take her anywhere when I go on my weekends. My last weekend is in June then I am done with my weekends perminantly. I would like to have my family around when that happens.
I'm also not second guessing her needs. My vet is out of ideas so we are looking for more ideas.
Worms is an idea
A sudden development of allergies to something in her food.
If she needs to go back to the vet I will find the money to take her.
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