Are there any home remedies to cure tapeworm in cats?

i have 4 cats, and ive noticed that 2 of them have tapeworm segments…. I can’t afford to take them to the vet… are there any home remedies that wll work on them. Or any inexpensive tapeworm removel pills i can buy? Thanks
so if i were to get the praziquantel tapeworm treatment for cats… it wont work? i have flea medication also.
thanks to the few of you who are not being completely rude.

No, there are no "home remedies". But If you’re ABSOLUTELY SURE it’s tapeworm PetSmart sells Tradewinds Praziquantel which kills tapeworm. Give one tablet to each of your cats. But you’ll need to buy two bottles as the $24.99 each bottles only come with three tabs.

You also need to get these cats on a regular flea preventative so they don’t end up with this happening again. Cats get tapeworm by ingesting a flea that contains the larvae. You should also be scooping the poop EVERY TIME YOUR CATS GO as these segments will come out in the poop and then can be stepped on and ingested when the cat licks its paw – creating a new tapeworm.

Why do you have four cats if you can’t afford to care for them? What will happen if they end up sick or injured? I do hope you’re at least keeping them indoors where the likelihood of injury/illness is far less likely? You may want to consider surrendering these cats to a no-kill shelter and not getting pets in the future if you can’t afford to care for them.

6 Responses to “Are there any home remedies to cure tapeworm in cats?”

  1. When my cat had tapeworms, her vet prescribed Drontal Feline. It cost me about $30 bucks for that 1.5 tablets and I found it online for much cheaper after that (for future reference).

    Since you have a household of cats, you can assume that if one has worms, they all have worms. It would not be a bad idea to take a fecal sample from one or a little from all 4, to the vet and have them to test it to make sure that no other parasites are present. Tapeworms, however do not show up in a simple fecal floatation. So your cat can have tapeworms, but if your vet doesn’t notice any segments in the sample, can test negative for parasites anyway.

    Also if your cats have tapeworms, they probably have/had fleas. Tapeworms have to go through part of their lifecycle inside the flea before they can infect animals.

    add: the praziquantel tapeworm treatments aren’t home remedies, that is why the answer to your question was no. A home remedy would be something like, feeding your cat apple cider vinegar will get rid of tapeworms, which it wont.
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  2. These pills worked great. I rescue stray cats, and I treated 9 of them with these pills and after 1 treatment, all of the tapeworms were gone.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000O5E10Q?ie=UTF8&tag=petodorem-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000O5E10Q
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  3. No, there are no "home remedies". But If you’re ABSOLUTELY SURE it’s tapeworm PetSmart sells Tradewinds Praziquantel which kills tapeworm. Give one tablet to each of your cats. But you’ll need to buy two bottles as the $24.99 each bottles only come with three tabs.

    You also need to get these cats on a regular flea preventative so they don’t end up with this happening again. Cats get tapeworm by ingesting a flea that contains the larvae. You should also be scooping the poop EVERY TIME YOUR CATS GO as these segments will come out in the poop and then can be stepped on and ingested when the cat licks its paw – creating a new tapeworm.

    Why do you have four cats if you can’t afford to care for them? What will happen if they end up sick or injured? I do hope you’re at least keeping them indoors where the likelihood of injury/illness is far less likely? You may want to consider surrendering these cats to a no-kill shelter and not getting pets in the future if you can’t afford to care for them.
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  4. No there aren’t. And if you are seeing 2 cats with tapeworm segments that means you have *4* cats with both tapeworm and fleas. You need to get them a safe and effective wormer and flea treatment – and sorry, from the vet. Very few over the counter wormers are going to do anything for tapeworm, and you’ll just be wasting your money. And without treating for fleas, treating the tapeworm is also a waste as the flea bites will just cause the tapeworm to come back. If your cats are reasonably current at the vet (as in having seen the vet in the last year) they will probably just be able to give you something for all of them. And it’s important to treat all of them, or they will just reinfect each other.
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    many years of cat rescue

  5. tapeworms are treated with praziquantel. You can buy it over the counter at pet stores. Cat can get tapeworms by ingesting an infected flea (so treat for fleas with a product like feline frontline), or eating rodents. I would just treat all of your cats. If the cats do I have fleas, avoid the cheaper flea products as they can be toxic to cats. I know frontline is expensive, but it works really well and is safter than other products. If it is fleas, vaccum, get a pet safe flea spay for the house and wash any bedding the cats use.
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    sr. vet student.

  6. If your pet has tapeworms you veterinarian may prescribe a medication such as Praziquantel. Drugs such as these work by dissolving the tapeworm inside your pet’s intestine an unlike after treating roundworms, you generally won’t see dead tapeworms being expelled in your pet’s stool.

    One treatment is effective enough to kill off infestation; however, sometimes a second dose is advised if the chances or immediate re-infection are high. Some vets advise that you manage the flea problem before coming back for a second dose, while others advise only coming back if your pet shows signs of re-infection. Keep in mind that these drugs do sometimes have side-effects such as nausea and because they are chemical based, frequent use can negatively affect your pet’s immune system.

    Because of their potential negative affects, many pet owners are turning to more holistic and natural treatments for their pets. There are a number of herbal ingredients that can help treat and protect your pet against infestations of tapeworm. Herbs such as Wormwood and Ruta graveolens help to cleanse the digestive system and promote internal balance. They also help by restoring digestive health after parasitic infections. Others beneficial herbs include Cloves and Neem which have antiparacitic and bactericidal properties which discourage pests and act as natural parasite repellants.

    Detailed info on the above can be had here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/pets/parasitedr-detox-worms-cats-dogs.htm
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