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What Do Worms in Cats Look Like?

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Well, let's talk about what do worms, intestinal worms look like in cats. Sometimes, you may not see anything. And so, if you think that your cat has some internal parasites; especially kittens, which they all do typically, check with your veterinary clinic first. Intestinal parasites can cause diarrhea, weight loss, become you know looking thin, or or an enlarged abdominal appearance, but occasionally, you may see something pass in the stool or be vomited. And so, round worms are one thing that are typically seen in cats that can be passed through the stool. They are spaghetti-like in appearance. They are round shaped but long, and so you may see those occasionally in vomit or in stool; either way in cats sometimes. Another type of worm that is seen very commonly in cats are tapeworms. Tapeworms they get from ingesting fleas. Typically, they are segmented, and so you usually don't see a long tapeworm come out in the stool or vomit. What you see would be a small segment come out. And most of the time, a cat that has tapeworms, you'll see dried rice appearing segments around the tail. They'll be stuck in the hair. Those segments have eggs in them. Those are not individual worms. They are actually segments of the large worm. It's rare to see an entire worm that comes out.

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