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I put turpentine on my cat the hole got smaller but how do I know if the worm is out

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It is possible to remove the wolf worms from your kitten  on your own at home, but it is not recommended for several reasons. The wolf worms body can rupture during the process, which could lead to a severe or even fatal allergic reaction in the cat. In addition, there may be more wolf worms inside of your petís body that cannot be seen. In some cases, wolf worms might migrate to the catís brain or other organs  and they can lead to diseased organs, severe intestinal problems, and complications like anemia. Because of this, itís best to leave the final diagnosis and treatment to a vet.
As far as application of turpentine at the wound site is concerned,the smell of turpentine will bring out the worms which are lying superficially,this being an insect repellent.But too much of irrigation with turpentine is not recommended,since it is very irritant to the fresh tissues around. Also some worms lying internally,or in ducts  may not come out.You may please check out for any more lumps on the adjacent  areas of the skin near the wound which could be other predilection sites .The vets opinion is final in this regard.  

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Dr S Bindu Anand

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Large and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Farm Management,Preventive medicine http://binduanand.webs.com/

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A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 yearsí experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

Organizations
Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

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BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1990. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India under Kerala Agricultural University. Certificates Of Accomplishments- Equine Nutrition- University of Edinburgh Principles of Public Health-University of California, Irvine. AIDS- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. General Environmental Health Ė EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Food Protection-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Zoonoses:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Food Safety:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Occupational Safety and Health-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Rabies Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Animal Handler & Vaccinator Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Wildlife Conservation-United for Wildlife

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