Tapeworms in my Cat
Tapeworms in My Cat Reader Question: I'm finding tapeworms in my cat's feces but I don't have enough money to pay for the vet bill considering the economy right now. Is there a cheaper way to get my cat some help?
I love him a lot and I would love nothing more
but rid him of this condition.
any advice will help :)
Thank youCat Tapeworms Cat Health Guide Editor Response
Thank you for your question and sorry to hear about the cat tapeworm problem.
Tapeworms in cats can cause discomfort and some specific signs, but they rarely cause intestinal problems.
They can cause a few lesions and itchiness around the anal area and sometimes they can cause generalized illness in the case of a heavy infestation.
Some specific anti parasitic drugs such as Praziquantel and Fenbendazol can be used as an approved treatment, but they require a prescription from a veterinarian who needs to adjust the dosage and frequency of administration for your cat.
Alternatively, you can follow some of these tips and try some natural remedies, which can treat mild infestations. Preventive tips can inhibit life cycle of tapeworms.
Tapeworms are transmitted to cats by either eating raw and uncooked meat or from small rodents such as rats and fleas.
So you should feed your cat either fairly cooked meat or a commercial diet in place of home made foods.
You can try a natural remedy containing components meant for the prevention of internal parasites such as Parasite Dr. Capsules
. These are safe and do not require a prescription, only a careful following of the manufacturer’s directions is required. Also use a herbal shampoo such as Clean Cat Shampoo
for bathing your cat.
If your cat preys on small rodents, keep it away from this habit by placing a collar and bell around its neck. This will help reduce the chance of preying and will keep small rodents away from Eddie.
Additionally, to eliminate any chance of fleas and ticks in your home, disinfect the floors, lawns and environment around your cat with a quality disinfectant such as Benzarid
Wash all clothing and bedding with a quality detergent and hot water. Also provide a hygienic space for your cat.
If your cat roams freely around the home or outside, keep it limited to certain area and make sure that it does not prey or eat uncooked raw meat.
We hope this helps keep the cat tapeworms away.