Intestinal Worm Infestation In Cats

Cats, especially kittens, can be especially vulnerable to heavy infestation of parasites. Cat parents should take precautionary measures to protect their pets from internal parasites throughout the year and not just during certain seasons. Year-round protection is very important and this involves administering a veterinary approved parasite preventative and medication every three months or so.

There are several ways by which cats acquire intestinal worms; the routes generally involve transmission via the eggs or larval stage of the parasites rather than the adult parasites. Sharing of the litter box or even walking on areas where worm eggs or larvae are present are viable modes of transmission.

Internal parasites can also be transmitted by intermediate hosts, such as fleas. So it’s no wonder why worm infestation often occurs simultaneously with flea infestation. Cats can also acquire intestinal worms when they catch and eat rodents (rats, mice, etc.) or other small prey that are infested with parasites.

Work with your vet care Russellville, KY in creating a good parasite preventive program for your pet.

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