Cat worms

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Symptoms of worms in cats

Symptoms of worms in cats vary according to the type of worm and the severity of the infection, but the most common signs are:

Diarrhea with or without blood

Breathing difficulty


Vomiting, sometimes with worms in it

The appearance of worms in the stool

Weight loss


Increased appetite

skin lesions

Poor body condition

As the infection progresses, the following symptoms appear



Pale lips and gums due to anemia


Reduction of Blood pressure

Death in severe cases

Types of worms in cats

The most common types of worms in cats are

Hookworms, the symptoms of which are bloody diarrhea, poor appetite, weight loss, pale lips, gums, and skin lesions, if the larvae penetrate the skin, pass through the tissues, and if they penetrate the lungs; Cats cough

Tapeworms. Cats may not show any symptoms, but you may notice wormy segments, which look like white grains of rice, in and around the anus, under the tail, or over the stool in the litter box.

Whipworms, which can be completely asymptomatic, but in severe cases may cause bloody diarrhea of ​​the large intestine, weight loss, dehydration, and anemia

Ringworms, where infection occurs by swallowing feces contaminated with worms, or feeding on infected mice, and their average length ranges from 7 to 12 centimeters, and they eliminate any food in the cat’s stomach

There are a number of less common worms, but they cause serious health problems that may lead to the death of the infected cat

Lung worms

Stomach worms

Bladder worms


Methods of prevention and treatment of worms in cats

The veterinarian may prescribe an oral or injection antihelminthic drug, as it will kill adult worms and larvae in the intestine, at the time of diagnosis, and broad-spectrum drugs such as (pyrantel, praziquantel, fenbendazole) can be used; For the treatment of whipworm, roundworm, and tapeworm infections, according to the dose determined by the doctor, who may recommend that the cat start taking topical or oral medications monthly; For the prevention of fleas, since there is a possibility of recurring tapeworm infections

There are many (home remedies) that can be used to treat worms, including apple cider vinegar, pumpkin seeds, carrots, turmeric, and garlic, but it is never recommended to resort to them without consulting a veterinarian.

:Methods of prevention

Worm infestations in cats are prevented through good hygiene practices and daily litter box cleaning to reduce exposure to contaminated feces.

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