Thin Black Worms from Cat
Just a little while ago, I saw something have never seen before in all the 40 years I have had cats in my life, a skinny, small black worm! My cat was sitting down, waiting for her food. When she got up to go to her bowl, it was there! OMG!
Online, everyone is guessing or no one knows what it is - other people are saying that are in their bed where there cat sleeps. I have a 2nd cat- no sign yet in her and I checked the 1st cat's litter often - her eating habit has changed a bit - a month ago, I noticed she was having very soft, smaller stools. Now her stools are getting stronger and darker and bigger, more normal.
I checked her sleeping areas and no worms..
What are they? I will make an appointment for her vet!Suggestion from our vet regarding cat black worms
My best guess (and it is only a guess since I can’t examine your cat or the worm) is that what you saw came from your cat’s anal glands. Anal gland secretions can congeal and come out in the form of a thin tube that would look like a small, black worm.
A clue is that your cat had been having small, soft stools in the past. This could mean that her anal glands were not emptying normally for a period of time. Firm feces essentially push the material out of the glands, and I think this is what happened when her stools returned to normal.
Your veterinarian can examine your cat’s anal glands and run a fecal examination to give you a definitive diagnosis if you are concerned.
Jennifer Coates, DVM