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Hi, my daughter gave her kitten a deworm medication that is basically piperazine and now the kitten is acting as if is has been overdosed. She is not able to take the kitten to the vet at this time due to finances. Is there anything she can do for the kitten at home to make sure she is O.K.? She has bathed her and given her some pedialyte since the kitten vomited one time and had one time diarrhea. The kitten also is having muscle tremors and seem to not see well. She gave the kitten the medication 2 days ago. I hope there is something she can do.

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Hi
I am sorry there are no home remedies that I can think of that would help here. Only a vet will have the medications which may be able to counteract any adverse affects.

I really don't like the sound of the tremors they could lead on to something worse such as fits etc.

Why not ask your daughter to see if her vet will advise over the phone, sometimes they will say whether or not they definitely need treatment or not, but I suspect that she will need to be seen, as kittens are not as strong and may need urgent treatment.

I hope she is Ok

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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