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i have brought my 8 year old cat to my mothers house where they have a kitten that was found outdoors now we are about to deworm her, and my cat has already been dewormed and had all of his shots, if they both use the same kitty litter box than do i have to worry about dewroming my cat again? can my cat catch the worm from the kitten?

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Hi
well I wouldn't recommend that they both use the same litter tray any way. Cats don't like to share a  litter tray because of the other cats smell, so could find that one of them stops using it any way. So if at all possible use two tray anyway.

If your own cat is de wormed then i wouldn' t do it again unless you suspect or see symptoms. usually the de wormed cat will be protected from them anyway.

Often the monthly flea treatment that is given to cats also protects them from some forms of worms as well. So if you are using a monthly flea treatment i wouldn't worry. Even if you are not i would not worry too much, especially if you use two trays.

best wishes Kate#

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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