You should always deworm your cat even if he is an indoor cat. Worm your cat preventatavely according to your vets instructions.
The different types of worms your cat can get are tapeworms, roundworms and hookworms.
Heavy infestations of worms can cause intestinal bleeding and anemia. In a kitten a lot of parasites in its body can be fatal. Roundworms are more common in kittens then in adult cats. Adult cats are quite often infested with tapeworms. If a cat is stressed by trauma or disease she is more likely to get worms. Fleas can cause you cat to get worms.
Your cat can get worms by eating infested mice and infested raw meat. Your cat may develop Toxoplama. Toxoplasmosis can be spread from the mother cat to her kitten.
Pregnant women should not clean out litter boxes. It is very easy for them to get toxoplasmosis from the infested bowel movements in the cat litter.
Here are some signs to look for that your cat may have worms. Your cats fur will look dull and unkempt. Your cat may start sliding its bottom across your floor. Your cat will become lethargic. You will notice that he is losing weight. Your cat will want to nap more than usual.
Try to worm your cats twice a year or more if you suspect they may have worms. You can buy a liquid dewormer that you can pour over your cat food if you have a farm cat that is hard to catch. You can also mix some dewormer in tuna with water for a cat that is hard to give any medications to.
Your cat will be much healthier if you always remember to have him dewormed. He will also have a shiny and healthy looking coat of fur. Hope your cat is feeling well.
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