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I have seen very tiny white worms coming out of my cats anus.

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I have seen very tiny white worms coming out of my cats anus. What kind are they, and how can I treat this? Possibly from home, because I have 2 very anxious cats. Thank you
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 6 years ago.

Hi, I am Dr. Peter and would like to help.


1- Do they look like rice?

2- Have they had fleas?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes, they look like rice, but my cats have never had any fleas as far as I know. They are indoor cats, except they go out on my 2nd story balcony and I have a couple of plants out there.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 6 years ago.

Those worms are tapeworms you are seeing. The reason I ask is because tapeworms are transmitted by fleas sometimes. They need to be dewormed. One the best dewormer and also covers other types of parasites is called Fenbendazole (panacur, safeguard) you give 25mg per pound body weight a day for 3 days. Then repeat after 3 weeks. It is labeled for dogs but can be used for cats. You can order it online or pick up in your local pet store or vet's office.


If you have additional questions I will be glad to answer them.


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