My Cat Has Cat Worms! What to do and what is it!
Don’t panic, cat worms are pretty common for a cat. The most common worms infecting cats are usually, Tapeworms and Roundworms. Some signs to look for if you suspect your cats to have worms, if your cat has problems gaining weight, problems with fleas, or if you see white specks in their stool. These are tell tale signs that it’s time to bring your cat to the vet to test them for worms.
Tapeworms are one of the most common worms that infect cats. These little buggers live in a cat’s intestine. They look flat and are white and consist of many segments.
Sometimes there won’t even be any signs or symptoms of tapeworm present, if only a few. But, usually a segment might be visible on the fur around the cat’s anus or on the ground. And some cats would have digestive trouble and anal irritation if seriously infested. A preventative method is using a wormer, given orally or by injection recommended by your Vet and flea control.
Roundworms are another common cat worms that live in the small intestine of an infested kitten, and in other tissues in an infested adult cat. There are several types of roundworm, including ascarids, hookworms, heartworms, and lungworms.
At times there won’t be any symptoms of roundworms. Kittens with serious infestation of roundworms, who is less than eight weeks old, will have digestive trouble. Occasionally the kitten will vomit or may pass a twisted knot of dead and dying worms in their feces. A preventative method is using a wormer recommended by your vet and promptly cleaning out and disposing the feces from your cat’s litter-trays or other sites to prevent the development of roundworms eggs.
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