It is your favorite pet. It is always there: for the good and the bad. But if lately, you notice that your cat is with less vitality, that his appetite has reduced, and that he sleeps for hours, it may be that your cat has worms.
This article will give you the guidelines to follow if you want to know what to do if your cat has worms. Take care of your pet!
Steps to follow:
The first step is to know how the cat has been able to contract worms. Small cats might have worms because their mother had them too. In this case, cats inherit the parasites from their mother. It may also be that, since puppy cats are exceptionally playful, other cats have attached their worms to them.
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Older cats can get worms by eating the feces of other cats infected or by contact with other animals (whether they are cats, mice, or rodents) that also have worms.
The second step is to know what cat worms are like. They are intestinal worms that are not visible to the naked eye and that require a thorough examination to determine whether they exist or not.
The most common types are tapeworms and roundworms; You will discover the first ones if, when examining your cat’s feces, you seem to see small rounded, white pieces, similar to a grain of rice.
The third step is to know these symptoms in a cat to discover if yours suffers from this infection. The most common is that the cat’s coat looks dull and unhealthy. It may also be that the cat is more sleepy than ever and with little desire to move; Another symptom is the pale gums or the vomiting and diarrhea.
If your cat has any of the symptoms explained in the previous point, it may be that it suffers from intestinal parasites. To find out, you will have to do a series of reviews that will help you determine their health.
The first thing you should do is check the cat’s anus as it could be that a tapeworm or worm was attached to the animal’s fur. It is also recommended that you examine the cat’s feces to determine whether or not it has worms; Unlike those that humans suffer from, cat worms are usually round and white or brown.
If, after making the appropriate checks, it turns out that your cat has worms, you can try to heal it using a home remedy for cat worms that is less aggressive than traditional medication.
The remedy is to apply tea tree oil to the cat’s anus to eliminate intestinal parasites externally. To attack them from the root, it is best to leave the cat fasting for a whole day, supplying only water with two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
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It is recommended that you visit your veterinarian if you perceive that your cat has worms because, in addition to the home remedy that we have just explained, there are also pharmacy drugs that can help it heal. These drugs are only extended if you have a prescription, so go to your trusted veterinarian to check your pet and determine what treatment to follow.
- If you have a cat with worms, wash your hands in case you have touched the animal, and remove the droppings from the ground at the time of bowel movements.
- Cat worms can be passed to humans, so as soon as you detect that your cat has them, treat them immediately.
All medicines for deworming cats are poisonous: before giving any, you should consult a veterinarian.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff