What's That Worm?

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How often should I deworm my cat?

What's That Worm?

Is your kitty a hunter? Deworming cats regularly is especially recommended for outdoor cats that hunt and therefore might ingest a host carrying worm larvae. What are the warning signs that your cat is infected? For starters, if your cat or kitten vomits up a worm, it is more than likely that it is a roundworm (especially in a kitten).

How can you spot a roundworm? These parasites are long, and resemble spaghetti noodles. Tapeworms, however, are generally flat and segmented. If you are not sure what type of worm you are seeing, bring it to the vet along with your cat for identification. Once your vet has identified the parasite, your cat can be effectively treated.

   

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