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ferretphatatude
January 25th, 2004, 11:40 AM
This is really gross, but.
My cat has some type of worm. It comes out on its own. it discusting. After they come out they fall off her and dry up. She doesn't seem to mind them but it's grossing me out. I gave her worm medicen and it didn't do anything. She's not getting skinnery or get sick. I don't know what to do. please help.

marrielle
January 25th, 2004, 02:12 PM
This could be tapeworm although a vet must examine your cat to know for sure. If you bring a stool sample your cat can be tested for worms but some types may not show ( tapeworm is one of them I think) up in the testing. This is why it is important to bring your cat in for an exam instead of home treating without the test. You will misdiagnose and that's bad for your animal :(
I personally think that cats do mind alot when they have worms of any sort..it must be quite uncomfortable for them at the very least!

mona_b
January 25th, 2004, 02:28 PM
Most definately bring your cat to the vet.And yes bring a stool sample.Your vet will be able to test it.And test the cat.He will then prescribe some worming medication.

Please do not wait.

Good luck.

amaruq
January 26th, 2004, 08:38 AM
Not to scare you but.......My dog had severe worms. I had given an over the counter med. Umm didn't work. It actually took 6 months to get rid of the little buggers..the vet said that some worms become immune to the meds....she was using triple doses on my girl. I took along time before I could spagetti again :P

Carina
January 26th, 2004, 08:12 PM
This definitely sounds like tapeworms. The "worms" you see coming out are actually dead segments; they sometimes move because of nervous system activity of some kind. My cat actually had them last fall, it's GROSS! They can get it from hunting, or just being near dead rodents.

Take your cat (& a stool sample if possible) to your vet. Only one pill is necessary to kill them off, the vet can administer this.

ferretphatatude
January 27th, 2004, 05:29 PM
Thanx Carina,
Thats exactly whats happening. I will as soon as i can. I'm glad it can be fixed so easly.

Carina
January 27th, 2004, 08:47 PM
Well I feel for you, I know how horrid it is!

They're not life threatening unless the cat has them for a real long time & starts losing weight. There are actually people who intentionally get tapeworms so they can lose weight. Just thought I'd share. :eek: :rolleyes:

Lucky Rescue
January 27th, 2004, 09:03 PM
There are actually people who intentionally get tapeworms so they can lose weight. Just thought I'd share

EEEEK!!!! NO way!!:eek: That is one of the most disgusting things I've ever heard!!

Carina
January 27th, 2004, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by LuckyRescue
EEEEK!!!! NO way!!:eek: That is one of the most disgusting things I've ever heard!!

An aquaintance of a friend of mine down in Arizona did this. Apperently there are some weirdos who go down to Mexico (I'm not sure of details) specifically to get a tapeworm. I'm told you start losing weight REALLY fast.
Personally I think this is disgusting!!

(Sorry to the original poster for the thread hijack!)

mona_b
January 28th, 2004, 07:59 PM
Hmmmmmmmmmm.

I go to Mexico every year...

Me thinks me going to get me some tapeworms to loose a few pounds.......


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ferretphatatude
January 30th, 2004, 04:43 PM
It's all good. I don't mind.

But on a different note,
I JUST CRINGE at the thought of worms inside me. I rather loose weight with excersize.