Q. I'm going to treat 3/6 cats for tapeworms with some OTC meds I ordered. Would it be safe to treat them all if I haven't confrimed the other 3 have it?

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A. Do not give any medications to your pet without the advice of your veterinarian. After you speak to your vet, treat ALL the cats if indicated. You will need to treat for fleas also since that is one way tapes are transmitted. Again, treat ALL pets in the house for fleas for at least 3 consecutive months. The environment must also be treated. Vacuum all areas and dispose of the bag outdoors. Wash all fabrics and beddings that have had contact with any pet in the hottest water temp allowable. Knockout Area treatment (by Virbac) is just one very effective product.

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