Tapeworm affects many different types of animal including cats and dogs. But how do they get infected by tapeworm? The most common cause for why animals like cats and dogs get tapeworms is because they eat their own fleas. Infected fleas then can give your animal tapeworms.
If your cat has tapeworms, usually they can be seen in the cat’s stool. Let’s explore this topic in a bit more detail.
How Does Tapeworm Develop?
As mentioned, cats could swallow infected fleas. They contain the larvae of immature tapeworm. As the tapeworm grows, they divide themselves into parts and pass into the small intestine of the cat.
Itchiness during stool discharge is a sign that your cat is infected with these tapeworms. Visit the veterinarian for an immediate cure.
Cure and Prevention.
As a pet parent, you will always do everything for your cat’s health and well-being. The simplest way you can do to control this tapeworm is to clean the external factors first. Clean the surroundings, always check for cat fleas, and take your kitty for regular check-ups with the veterinarian.
Fleas are the best host for tapeworm so always look out for them. Curing tapeworm is a critical one because it is possible for them to be passed to people, especially children. Always be vigilant in treating them to control spreading. Another approach is to always feed your cat healthy foods to help maintain a stronger immune system.
Some traditional veterinarians and doctors suggested that to control tapeworms, or to remove them, give your pet some lime juice or pineapple juice, (that is; fresh not processed). This can help your pet detoxified their stomach, and even their intestine.
Tapeworms may not be deadly but it can surely affect both human and animals. The best way to cure it, is to protect your cat from flea infestation. However, if your cat is already infected, better treat it earlier than letting it infect your cat’s body more or even spreading. Another thing is that, if you’re treating your cat’s fleas, better treat the environment too.
Fleas may stay in your carpets, or even in your pillows, and this may cause continuous infection for you and your cat. Lastly, keep your cat away from dirt, garbage and dead animals. In any case, regular worming is strongly recommended by veterinarians around the world. Check out the video below by eHowPets about this topic.
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