How Do I Know If My Cat Has Worms?

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Internal parasites can live inside your cat and multiply so watch out for the warning signs of various bugs. Roundworms will cause loss of appetite, or a spaghetti-length worm found in faecal matter or in a pet's vomit. Other indicators include soft stools, mucus in the stool, vomiting or diarrhoea. Tapeworm scan be contracted from a flea. Worms appear as rice-like segments on the pet's anus or in its faecal matter.
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How to Know If Your Cat Has Worms
If you have a cat that lives in your home and never goes outside, intestinal worms will probably never be an issue. However, if you are a cat owner that allows your feline friend to explore the great outdoors, then the issue changes. Controlling fleas... More »
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You will know if your cat has worms if you see it in the stool. The worms will look like tiny pieces of rice. You can take a stool sample to the vet for positive diagnosis.
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