Feline worming is the process of deworming. Getting rid of worms is important. You will find in this article a short description of the types of parasitic worms that you need to get rid of.
Worming is a must for all responsible pet owners. Feline and the required vaccinations is what a veterinarian will do when you bring your cat for his/her first clinic visit.Worms are a health risk and can contaminate other cats and people. Reports reveal that six out of ten cats in the united kingdom have worms. A problem is that unlike dogs, it is difficult to know whether your cat has worms unless it is already severe. The two major types of worms that cats get are roundworms and tapeworms. The roundworms and tapeworms infecting cats are normally picked up when cats goes hunting and ingest their prey like rodents and birds. Worming must be done on a regular basis with your veterinarian to prevent re-infestation. The following are the two most typical worms that afflict felines in the United Kingdom.
Roundworm – a coil-like spaghetti that is curled up inside the intestines of the cat; roundworms live off the cat’s food in their intestines resulting in the feline looking emaciated but with a pot belly; roundworms can grow up to four inches and dozens can live inside the cat’s intestines; it is common for felines afflicted with roundworms to have diarrhoea and vomiting; this worm can contaminate others and humans in the household; if a cat is not treated, it can eventually die because of malnutrition; the two most common cat roundworms in the united kingdom are “toxocara cati” and “toxascaris leonina;” treatment for roundworms is drontal for cats and panacur; there are multiwormers for adults over six months of age.
Tapeworm – a long flat-like ribbon divided into segments; looks like rice kernels in the faeces of the cat; a segment of a mature tapeworm is filled with eggs and may pass the cat’s anus infecting the environment; unlike a roundworm, a tapeworm needs a host immediately like a flea tapeworm to survive; when the cat eats the flea, than the cat will be infected with the tapeworm egg and eventually become an adult worm; tapeworms can grow up to two feet long; the tapeworm will lodge onto the cat’s intestines; the tapeworm feeds on the cat’s blood; symptoms tapeworms are abdominal pain and an increase of food intake; humans can get infected from the tapeworm; treatment for tapeworms is drontal cat wormer and droncit.