Cat Worms: Its Types And How To De-worm Your Cat

By Ferdinand Dominic

Several parasitic contagions can affect your cat. Although only a few cat worms can be healed at home, it is still urged that you take your cat to the veterinarian. In case of contact with infected cats, humans can also be affected by these infections.

The following are various types of cat worms:

* Tapeworms: Dipylidium Caninum is a common type of tapeworms in cats. Cats infested with fleas are very apt to get tapeworms. Once More cats that are involved in hunting wildlife with tapeworm is liable to be infested. Once the eggs are inside the cat’s intestine, they break down and mature into adult tapeworms. Then it attaches itself to the wall of the intestine and starts feeding on its nutrients. The tail section drops off and passes through the cat stool. These sections bear the eggs and looks like rice grains when dried.

It must be noted that Tapeworms is irremediable with treatment without veterinarian's prescription. Hence, a visit of a veterinarian is inescapable.

* Hookworms: Very thin and small worms, Hookworms attach themsevles to the wall of the cat's intestine and draw blood. Cats contract hookworms through the ingestion of soil fouled with hookworm eggs. Symptoms are bloody diarrhea, anemia, weakness and loss of stamina. Hookworms can be fatal, and can result to death if not timely treated.

It’s cause is identified by examining stool sample of the cat.

* Roundworms: Most kitties are born with roundworm larvae in their tissues. They are transmigrated from the mother’s tissues right from the time the kitten was in the mother’s uterus. Cats can contract roundworms by eating on infected lizards, birds and bugs or also by ingesting fouled soil. The larvae migrates to the intestinal pathways and stay in the small intestine and grow into adult roundworms. The eggs are passed in the cat stool and they can re-infect the kitten, other dogs or cats, if the contaminated feces are eaten.

Roundworms can be fatal. If you see symptoms like pot belly and poor growth in your kitten, then visit the veterinarian immediately.

Precautions:

* Always remove feces from the backyard.

* Remove worm from your cat under vet superintendence.

* Get the cat stool studied regularly in recurring cases.

* Don't mix as they are poisonous and can be disastrous and do not give any other wormer if your cat is presently under medication.

* Constantly visit a veterinarian if you see any symptoms of cat worms.

All cat worms can affect humans as well. And they also have great prospects of re-infecting your pet. It is wise to get your cat treated by a veterinarian if you see or even suspect any type of cat worms.

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