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My kitty has black dots on s .Could this be worms?

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My kitty has black dots on his butt.Could this be worms?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

No, those dots don't represent worms. They usually are tiny comedones (blackheads) or pores that have become filled with black debris. Tapeworm segments - which look like dried rice - are most commonly seen stuck to a cat's anus. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Mary,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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