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we have found small rice grain sized worm like insects where

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we have found small rice grain sized worm like insects where our cat sleeps and are concerned that this is coming from our cat and what effect this may have on our health
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Henderson replied 8 years ago.
Hi there
Thank you for your question.
It is possible that this could be a tapeworm. These usually look like pieces of rice.
You will need to make a visit to your vet to have this treated, and also bring in a fecal sample to your vet in a plastic bag so they can check to make sure that no other worms are in the feces.
These type of worms are not transmittable to people. However, it is still a good idea to make sure your cat does not have any other worms, and to wash the bedding, and your hands when dealing with the fecal material of your cat.

I hope this helps!