How to Get Rid of Worms in Cats

January 19, 2018

How to Get Rid of Worms in Cats

Worms are something that any cat parent---or well, pet owner should be concerned about. I know, it is a gross topic but, our kitty's health should be our first priority, right? 

In this blog post, I'll help you figure out how to get rid of worms in cats. 

So, without further ado, let's just begin!

Did you know that 45% of domestic cats are actually infected by worms? 

What's worse is not only do out kitties suffer because of these worms, they can also pass them on to us! 

How to Tell if Your Cat Has Roundworms

  • Most common variety of worms found in cats. the chances of getting roundworms increase if the mother has them, too 
  • The worms are pale and are between 2-4 inches in length. Frequent diarrhoea, loose stool, a pot belly, lethargy, and vomiting are some symptoms
  • They may enter the cat while she's grooming herself

How to Tell if Your Cat Has Tapeworms

  • These linger on the kitty's anus are look like grains of rice
  • They are a result of ingestion of fleas and dirt 
  • Weight loss and appearance of tapeworms in the kitty's anus and stool are some of the things you should look out for 

How to Tell if Your Cat Has Hookworms 

  • These are small and thin worms that grow to be 1/8th of an inch
  • They may even infect humans if the come in contact with our skin
  • Hookworms usually effect small kittens 
  • General weakness, bloody stool, vomiting, and diarrhoea are the symptoms 

How to Get Rid of Worms in Cats

  • There are different kinds of worms that kitten can have and each needs a specific treatment programme. First, you need to determine what your kitty has and then, look for the treatment 
  • There isn't a 'all in one' treatment available 
  • De-worming is something that should ideally be done at least twice a year
  • Fighting fleas can also prevent this

I hope you found this blog post informative! Did I leave something? Let me know in the comments section! Have questions? I'm always here to answer them!

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