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Q. How can you tell if a cat has worm's

A. Most intestinal parasites are not readily visible to the human eye so getting a fecal analysis by your vet is important, as this will look for eggs the worms produce. Tapeworms will produce visible rice-like whiteish to yellowish segments that may be seen crawling around your pet's read or in the litterbox, or in dried up, looking like sesame seeds in his bedding. Physical symptoms can include bloating, gas, diarrhea, blood and/or mucous in the stool and intestinal upset. If you suspect your cat has parasites, get him checked by your vet and, even if there are none seen on an analysis of his feces, get him dewormed anyway. It won't do any harm if he doesn't have worms and can only help.

Answered By
DEBI MATLACK

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