Intestinal worms can cause all sorts of problems in your pet, including blood loss and diarrhea. If your cat hunts and/or goes outside, they are at risk for ingesting parasites. Regular deworming will protect your furry friend against unwanted guests. Intestinal worms can also be transmitted to humans so that is another reason to deworm!
What are some internal cat parasites?
Hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms are all common intestinal parasites. Hookworms use tiny sharp teeth to attach onto the intestinal lining and can cause blood loss and diarrhea. Roundworms can cause impaction if left untreated. Tapeworms come out in segments that look like rice and stick to the fur around the bum.
What are worm infestation symptoms in cats?
Chronic diarrhea, vomiting, and rotund bellies can all be symptoms of a worm infestation. Worms can also be seen in vomit and stool.
Do worms affect humans?
Worms can be transmitted to humans. The most common way for a human to contract an intestinal parasite is fecal-oral contamination. This may include eating improperly washed vegetables from dirt that an animal has defecated in.
What is the deworming schedule?
The golden standard is deworming monthly.
Any deworming medication side effects?
Common medication side effects include vomiting and diarrhea, which could contain worms.