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6 Most Common Cat Health Problems


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4. Tapeworms

One of the most common feline health problems inside your cat, tapeworms live in the kitty’s small intestine and sometimes grow as long as 2 feet. that said, tapeworms are segmented and usually break apart when expelled. It’s very unlikely to see a full worm. You will usually see the segments.

Symptoms of a tapeworm infection can be subtle but may include vomiting and weight loss. The easiest way to tell if your cat has tapeworms is to look at its feces, around its anus, and in bedding.  Usually, tapeworms come out of your cat’s anus while it is sleeping or relaxed.  If you see small white worms or what look like grains of rice or sesame seeds, your cat likely has tapeworms. 

Treatment options include injection, oral, or topical medication. But because cats almost always get tapeworms as a result of swallowing a flea, be sure to handle any flea problems your cat has before tackling tapeworms.


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