Roundworms and tapeworms are most common in cats. If your cat is affected, the worms are located in the gastrointestinal tract. Both inside and outside cats can suffer from worms. It regularly happens that cats suffer from worms.
Possible symptoms if your cat suffers from worms
A dull coat
The cat loses weight (worms feed on what the cat eats, which means that the cat itself doesn’t get enough nutrients).
This causes a kitten to be restricted in its growth
Worms in the stool or around the anus
Sometimes even vomiting (where worms are visible in the vomit)
Bad condition in general
How is a cat infected with worms?
A kitten can be infected through breast milk
Eating prey animals (or their excrement) such as mice or frogs that are infected
Worm eggs can also lie on the floor and stick to the paws or fur when the cat rolls on the floor or walks around outside. When the cat licks itself clean, it gets these eggs and becomes infected.
Fleas can also be infected with tapeworms, if a cat eats an infected flea, it itself becomes infected
Roundworms in the cat
The bobbin worms include whipworms, mineworms and of course bobbin worms. These can also be transferred via breast milk. It is therefore assumed that kittens can also be infected. It is therefore best to deworm every two weeks with wormer from the time the kittens are 3 weeks old, to do this until they are 9 weeks old. After that, deworming can take place when the kitten is 3, 4, 5 and 6 months old. After that it can be done a little less often, namely every 3 months.
Tapeworms in the cat
Tapeworms consist of several flat pieces, so you can also encounter a piece of tapeworm in your cat’s faeces. In general tapeworms occur in cats that are a bit older. Treat older cats with a deworming agent that is active against roundworms and tapeworms. This should happen every 2 to 6 months. Depending on whether your cat goes out hunting and is treated for fleas.
Give your cat worming agent tailored to its weight
In consultation with the veterinarian it can be determined what type of worm it is or the vet can prescribe a cure that exactly fits the situation of your cat. But you can of course always preventively deworm your cat yourself.
Never give a cat a worming agent that is intended for a dog. The worming agents for dogs are dosed to the size of a dog, a small cat body cannot handle this. Deworming agent for the dog also contains a substance that is life-threatening for your cat.
You can easily order deworming products specially for your cat online,