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  1. #1
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    Default dewormer for foxes

    So I've got several feral cats living under the tool shed and I'm wondering if I can give them the same meds that i've heard that foxes get. Well actually I've never heard that, but I read it in a Rita Mae Brown book! So is it true? And if so, what brand, how (in food?) and how often?
    "All top hat and no canter". *Graureiter*



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    Well, what works for mange in foxes is two tenths of a cc of ivomec, two weeks apart (injected into a chicken neck or a hot dog).

    But I don't know about ivomec and cats, for one thing. For another, if you have 'several,' you can't make sure they all get the right dosage.

    If it were me, I'd ask a vet, and/or one of the feral cat organizations who do a lot of good work. You might even get a deal on trapping/neutering/deworming/vaccinations and return to tool shed!



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    Gestalt, you might try contacting Huntertwo. She works with feral cats and may be able to help you. She doesn't post in this forum though - try the Around the Farm forum to get her attention, or just send a pm.

    Good luck.
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    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
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    Thanks! I did talk with the vet and he wanted me to trap them and bring them in. I have done that in the past and a few months ago I trapped three and brought them in for spay/neuter, but money is getting very, very tight. I don't want to keep paying for feral cats to be checked and vaccinated. I'll only pay a vet to "fix" them, not deworm or deflea.
    "All top hat and no canter". *Graureiter*



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