How to know if my cat has parasites


If you suspect that something is wrong with your furry friend, it is likely that the problem is in his digestive system. Its symptoms are varied, and may even slow its growth.

Microorganisms will make you feel really bad, so let's talk about how to know if my cat has parasites.

What types of internal parasites affect cats?

There are several that can seriously put your furry's life at risk, and they are:

  • HookwormsThese sucking parasites live in the small intestine of the animal. The larvae can also live on the foot pads.
  • Dipylidium: known as worms or tapeworms, they are the most common parasites. They live in the intestinal tract, but do not normally cause discomfort.
  • Roundworms: with these parasites you have to be especially alert, since they can be spread to humans. They damage the digestive tract of the animal, and in very serious cases causes breathing problems.
  • coccidia: This parasitic protozoan, when living and in your digestive system, causes you stomach pain.
  • Giardiasis: Unlike the previous one, it does not usually present complications. They appear especially in sick or weak kittens.

Most frequent symptoms

In addition to those mentioned, a parasite infection can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever, skin lesions, irritation in the anus and even stunted growth. Thus, it is extremely important to deworm it, otherwise your life could be in danger.

The kittens and / or cats that we collect from the streets, in most cases, are infected by parasites, so the first thing to do is take them to the vet to examine them and give them an antiparasitic pill. If there is no way to give it to your cat, you should know that there are also pipettes that eliminate internal parasites.

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Don't forget to deworm your cat once every three months -or every month, depending on the dewormer- for protect your health.

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  1.   Liliana said

    Why is my cat having very smelly flatulence? Is it because of parasites?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Liliana.
      It can be from parasites, but also from a meal rich in cereals. First, I would recommend administering a pill - sold in veterinary clinics - for parasites to see if it improves; and in the event that it is not like that, then I advise you to try to give it feed that does not contain any cereals, or corn, or wheat, or similar.
      A greeting.

  2.   lusbet said

    Good night, why is it that my cat drops straight porcelain blood and is gelatinous

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Lusbet.
      You may have either parasites or a serious illness.
      My advice is to take her to the vet.
      A greeting.

  3.   pamela said

    Hello, I have two doubts for a long time, my cat does not poop like other cats that do it only once a day, black and entourage, mine does it light brown every time he eats and super soft by far odor. And the other is that he keeps meowing and following me around and he's not like that, he's more of a loner, but for a few days he hasn't left me alone, I notice him even a little upset. Thank you.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Pamela.
      From what you count, it seems that he is sick 🙁
      Light-colored loose stools are usually an indicator of intestinal parasites, but it could be that you have gastroenteritis.
      If he follows you around when he did not before, it may be that he simply wants to be with you, or that this is his way of telling you that he is unwell.
      I recommend you take him to the vet as soon as possible.
      Greetings and encouragement.