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dramatic weight loss

My cat who is 13 this year had roundworms, I know because she threw one up... ewww.   I gave her the wormer that was going to take care of it, and then I gave her the second dose, the 21days later.  Thats when she lost a dramatic amount of weight, now she is grossly skinny.  This happened with in a week or less.  It is hard for her to walk, like her back legs are wobbly, but she can still jump up.  She is still eating and drinking.   Just acting sick not talking and kinda sad. Understandable because she is sick.

I hope some one can tell me why she lost so much weight after I wormed her, she is sicker now then when she had worms. Poor kitty.

Thank you ~Hilliary
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are you CERTAIN it was a roundworm? and not some other type of worm..
Did you take this sample into a Vet and have it checked?

and was the medication given to you by a Vet? or was it bough OTC(over the counter)?

depending on the type of worm, different medications work best...Strongid available only thru a Vet is the most effective. the OTC ones aren't nearly as good and can be even harsher on their systems.

roundworms can be very hard to get rid of. and the medications are very very harsh....I would strongly suggest you take kitty to a Vet and a sample of the stool to be very sure which worm you are dealing with and get the proper medication to treat...find out IF kitty is still infected. If you continue to treat on your own with so much weight loss already you may loose this kitty..so please get her checked out, don't use OTC stuff her health is greatly at risk..


http://www.capcvet.org/capc-recommendations/ascarid-roundworm/

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_roundworms_in_cats___kittens.html
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