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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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Cat may have tapeworm,6 found sesame seed lik things on her.

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Cat may have tapeworm,6 found sesame seed lik things on her. Should we take her to the emergency hospital. Do the other cats have to be treated too.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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An ER? Goodness, no. Those sesame things are dried tapeworm segments which look yucky but aren't dangerous. In fact, most cats harboring tapeworms remain completely asymptomatic. You can purchase over the counter praziquantel and worm Sadie - you might as worm everybody because most tapeworms come from ingesting a flea that contains a tapeworm larva - just once. Please see here: http://www.amazon.com/TradeWinds-Tape-Worm-Tabs-Tablets/dp/B009SD9TIY and most pet/feed stores carry praziquantel as well.
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