How can I tell if my cat has worms?
It is quite rare for worms to be passed through faeces, but occasionally a roundworm can be passed, and these will be seen as quite long worms which some people can mistake for tapeworm however this is incorrect as tapeworm will look like grains of rice. As cats are hunters they may acquire other species of tapeworm which may be in long chains- individual flat segments of which may sometimes be passed
The fact is that worms are passed to kittens from their mothers milk so it is generally understood that:
- Cats have worms.
- Cat Wormers only kill the worms present at that time.
- It is important to treat cats for worms regularly.
We would recommend treating with a round worm and tapeworm treatment such as Drontal for Cats every 3 months. But if they are hunters you can treat up to monthly.