I'm Going to Puke

Woke up to all the cats meowing at me, I feed them all and I run to the bathroom because I'm going to piss my fricking pants.

I do what I do and I back up and feel something wet on my feet. I look down, motherfricker there's a SHIT TON of worms on the ground.

In January, we took in a TNR cat who was dropped at our doorstep that looked pregnant but was filled with worms. We gave her over the counter Praziquantel tablets for cats. I gave her one again yesterday (after 3 months of staying equally as round as the first time) and it's obvious there's still worms. I have one in a tissue and I'll post a picture if I have to, but I do think it's a roundworm (especially because of the distended belly).

I have FOUR other cats (one of them being an outdoor feral TNR). How should I de-worm them? I kept them separate, but because the one cat has been in our main bathroom, and nobody else who lives here gives a frick about safety, I can almost guarantee whatever eggs are passed all around the house. Nobody else washes their fricking hands, and they do pet her. I warned everyone when we first found out, it's just that no one will ever listen to me.

Any vet anons or other cat owners who have any advice? I'm freaking the frick out (huge pussy when it comes to parasites and bugs) and I don't even know how to begin tackling this. I have nobody going into the bathroom right now.

Cleaning wise, I'm reading only heat will kill the eggs. Is that true? So, maybe a boiling water/bleach combo? How should I go at the carpets, just in case? This shit fricking sucks, but I couldn't leave her out in the freezing cold like whoever TNR'd her did.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You figure out what worms you have to treat, you buy dewormer at the store and follow directions on the bottle. Or you let nature take it's course if you're too moronic and poor to care for a cat.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wtf is TNR
    Spell out acronyms the first time you use them

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      trap, neuter, return

      it's as common in urban animal interactions as OTC is in medicine. google is also free.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >return
        i always thought it was release

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Its where you cut a cats nuts off to make it even weaker and less wily than it already was and then chuck it outdoors so it can continue dying sooner

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >DisneyBlack person learns the reality of wild animals

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >least mentally deranged catgay
    holy shit you dont even try to help yourselves

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I guess this is good proof that TNR doesn't really work out. Just attracts more cats to an area and increases suffering overall.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i don't think people can get roundworms from cats. there's specific ones that infect humans and it's different from the ones that infect dogs and cats. it's not a big deal. you just give them a dewormer.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >i don't think people can get roundworms from cats.
      Wrong, they just can't reproduce inside you. Oh and because they're confused about you not being a cat they'll chew through your entire body rather than sticking to your intestines.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    tapeworms cycle through fleas. You need to eliminate fleas and tapeworms to stop the cycle.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you probably have that shit inside you too. deworm.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For anyone entering to tell me how much of a giant shitbag I am, all I'm asking for is:

    Has anyone else dealt with worms with feral cats before?
    How did you clean up the area to make sure there weren't future infections?
    How can you treat the soil on your property for parasitic worms?
    What over-the-counter treatments worked for you?

    I've come up with plenty of answers on my own which I plan on doing, I'm actively taking steps right now to fix everything, but I figured asking Wauf might help because you guys probably have more experience with this than I do.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The answer to all your questions is no but you're supposed to regularly give all your animals deworming treatments, just because a cat has yet to shit out a worm doesn't mean it isn't shitting out millions of eggs. Given what you say about your housemates hygiene you should probably all seek testing or treatment as well, or enjoy your squiggly inhabitants I guess.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ivermectin

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    By allah the clean animal of the cat has invited the good spirit of islam into your house thank the prophry (pbuh)

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      tsmt

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have no clue about cats, but what about giving them the most powerful OTC dewormer you can get?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      We tried giving her one we could find, I mentioned it in the OP. She doesn't like taking it, so she's never had all of it at once, just parts of a dissolved pill that she ate around. Gave her one in January and another just yesterday, there was a bunch of blood on the floor and worms this morning, which was shocking. I messaged the shelters around me again, even though every voice-mail I got said they were beyond capacity and weren't offering appointments.

      By allah the clean animal of the cat has invited the good spirit of islam into your house thank the prophry (pbuh)

      Honestly, I have never, ever had to deal with worms in over 40+ cats in my lifetime. Seriously. They're great animals, and even this little wormy girl is great- she's just getting eaten alive and I feel for her, it wasn't her choice. Whoever TNR'd her was a c**t for not deworming her then and also throwing her back out on the streets the next day during 0° weather for two weeks straight. Even more of a c**t for having put that type of pressure on a poor family already struggling. I just have too big of a heart to have left her out there, and she really doesn't seem to want to leave. She's very happy to stay put in her basket for hours on end.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        over 40+ cats in your life jesus christ kys anon

        Not everyone has the best cards dealt to them, but they are my cards- lots of stuff can change very rapidly in your life and you shouldn't be so quick to judge others. I get you think I went to a shelter and picked out these cats. They showed up AT MY DOORSTEP.

        One of them came in right as I was leaving college. That was fine. We managed him great.

        Two months later, a second cat with NO FRICKING NECK shows up to my house. Legitimately a gaping wound, green and melting off. I could see the chords move on his throat. We didn't think he would make it through the night, we opened our laundry room to him- and now, two years later, he's completely healed and the sweetest cat you'll ever meet.

        He apparently had a girlfriend, sister, whatever who started showing up after he came to our house, but she won't come inside and we can't catch her. We have a spot for her outside that she stays in. I feed her every day. She had kittens before she was TNR'd by the local group, one of them died, and one survived.

        The one that survived got adopted by MY two cats, and now she comes inside and stays with them- I have never once pet this cat and she runs away from humans just like her mom, but she will gladly spend time with my two cats and she responds to her name. Her mother is inbred and super tiny, she is also unbelievably small even for an almost fully-grown cat.

        Those are my four cats. Did I have to take them in? No. When a creature comes up crying to you, a predator, in the middle of the night, begging for help, begging for just the smallest amount of kindness, do you turn them away? Or do you make do?

        stop coping you are a hoarder

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >She's very happy to stay put in her basket for hours on end.
        she's being eaten from the inside out, what else is she going to do but lay down run around moron?

        Not everyone has the best cards dealt to them, but they are my cards- lots of stuff can change very rapidly in your life and you shouldn't be so quick to judge others. I get you think I went to a shelter and picked out these cats. They showed up AT MY DOORSTEP.

        One of them came in right as I was leaving college. That was fine. We managed him great.

        Two months later, a second cat with NO FRICKING NECK shows up to my house. Legitimately a gaping wound, green and melting off. I could see the chords move on his throat. We didn't think he would make it through the night, we opened our laundry room to him- and now, two years later, he's completely healed and the sweetest cat you'll ever meet.

        He apparently had a girlfriend, sister, whatever who started showing up after he came to our house, but she won't come inside and we can't catch her. We have a spot for her outside that she stays in. I feed her every day. She had kittens before she was TNR'd by the local group, one of them died, and one survived.

        The one that survived got adopted by MY two cats, and now she comes inside and stays with them- I have never once pet this cat and she runs away from humans just like her mom, but she will gladly spend time with my two cats and she responds to her name. Her mother is inbred and super tiny, she is also unbelievably small even for an almost fully-grown cat.

        Those are my four cats. Did I have to take them in? No. When a creature comes up crying to you, a predator, in the middle of the night, begging for help, begging for just the smallest amount of kindness, do you turn them away? Or do you make do?

        so you take care of cats just because they're cute to your perception? I don't see you feeding pet wienerroaches, and you're actively killing worms because they're not attractive to you apparently.

        Lol. u only keep cats because you get a hit of dopamine chemicals in your brain when you see one. fricking crackhead chemical substance loving drug addict

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    go to the vet moron

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm poor, I don't have access to a lot of resources, and the shelters here are completely filled and begging for help. Most of my family is substantially disabled, and my grandmother is going in hospice right now (we are the only ones who can support her, so half of the disabled family is also with her). It's a bunch of broken people trying to stay afloat, so do you think you could have some compassion?

      If you have any suggestions on what to do before 11 when the local shelter opens again, I am all ears. Thanks.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >i can barely care for my own family but multiple cats xd!!
        you are irresponsible and stupid
        go to the vet

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not everyone has the best cards dealt to them, but they are my cards- lots of stuff can change very rapidly in your life and you shouldn't be so quick to judge others. I get you think I went to a shelter and picked out these cats. They showed up AT MY DOORSTEP.

          One of them came in right as I was leaving college. That was fine. We managed him great.

          Two months later, a second cat with NO FRICKING NECK shows up to my house. Legitimately a gaping wound, green and melting off. I could see the chords move on his throat. We didn't think he would make it through the night, we opened our laundry room to him- and now, two years later, he's completely healed and the sweetest cat you'll ever meet.

          He apparently had a girlfriend, sister, whatever who started showing up after he came to our house, but she won't come inside and we can't catch her. We have a spot for her outside that she stays in. I feed her every day. She had kittens before she was TNR'd by the local group, one of them died, and one survived.

          The one that survived got adopted by MY two cats, and now she comes inside and stays with them- I have never once pet this cat and she runs away from humans just like her mom, but she will gladly spend time with my two cats and she responds to her name. Her mother is inbred and super tiny, she is also unbelievably small even for an almost fully-grown cat.

          Those are my four cats. Did I have to take them in? No. When a creature comes up crying to you, a predator, in the middle of the night, begging for help, begging for just the smallest amount of kindness, do you turn them away? Or do you make do?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Where do you live that there's such an abundance of abused and severely diseased feral cats around?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Pennsylvania. It's even worse in Philadelphia.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Also, like I said- very first time seeing worms in a cat like this. Never once had to deal with it before, and I used to volunteer and help locally when I was younger.

              Animal bites are common, especially with the increase in Air BNBs for the local TNR population. Dogs suddenly there when they weren't there for 15 years prior, a sleeping cat isn't prepared for that. & the lack of woodlands is pushing other predators into neighborhoods looking for food where the cats would usually stay.

              All the TNR efforts are volunteer based and I also live in a generally poor area, so we have little to no funds available for that. Even deals with local vets and animal groups can only go so far.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            wholly irrelevant
            you are irresponsible and stupid and honestly now i think you deserve this

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I should just put them back out on the street. Maybe I can offer them all to one of the overfilled shelters, they should be able to take them off my hands, because you're right- just because they asked me for help doesn't mean I should have given it to them, I can't even take care of my own family!

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Now I'm convinced this is bait, thread hidden.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Okay, see ya!

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            > a second cat with NO FRICKING NECK shows up to my house. Legitimately a gaping wound, green and melting off. I could see the chords move on his throat. We didn't think he would make it through the night, we opened our laundry room to him- and now, two years later, he's completely healed and the sweetest cat you'll ever meet.
            How did that happen? Sounds like for sure it should have been fatal
            Anyway I can’t really offer any advice here. Speaking as someone who just had to drop an absurd amount of money for a vet bill because I found out my own cat had some type of worms, we caught him vomiting them out, and even after trying to deworm him ourselves with roundworm dewormer he kept throwing them up and near completely stopped eating. Found out that he actually has hepatitis. He’s a lot better but still not really there. Would probably be dead by now if we didn’t take him. You can always pay whatever the bill is a bit at a time if you can’t afford it all.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Sorry your cats have worms, anon. There are numerous medications to try, but here are a few broad-spectrum options:

            Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension - For roundworms, but has worked for tapeworms. You should do your own calculations per cat dosage. Add the dose to cat food, mix it thoroughly and feed it to them.

            Praziquantel tablets - if you think it’s tapeworms, try praziquantel, it’s the go-to for tapeworms.

            HomeoPet WRMCLEAR - supportive medication for removing tapeworms, hookworms, roundworms and whipworms.

            Drontal - Heavy dewormer for all worms, though expensive

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Sorry, I missed that you're already using Praziquantel. Consider using piperazine citrate syrup, one teaspoon per 5lbs of cat. Repeat the after 14 days, then again in another 14 days. The cat with the most severe symptoms may require OTC probiotics after successful deworming. If there's still blood, without a vet, providing comfort and administering any available pain medication are your main options. For cleaning, use a light bleach/warm water solution to disinfect surfaces, put all your fabrics through a hot wash asap.

              Consider starting a gofundme to pay for a vet.

              You should seek treatment for yourself as well.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You are a hoarder and probably a woman too. Those cats were just fine outside

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              they weren't fine outside
              and they aren't fine inside with a shit owner

              TNR doesn't work. Trap Neuter Adopt does. Unadoptable cats will have to be euthanized if space and funds aren't available to create an enclosure for them to form a colony in, but in the wild they would get eaten by dogs/eagles or die of disease within a year anyways.

              TNR does not, has never, and will never, ever work.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Got any news? If things aren't improving, it might be best to euthanize them. If you're not taking them to the vet and they're living in bad conditions, there's no point in keeping them alive.

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