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Cat Has Worms In Skin

Tarkus
December 11th, 2010, 02:17 PM
I tried to remove a tick from my cat with a tweezers but instead I pulled half a worm (the other half stayed in). Is there some treatment I should buy? My wife insists we should take him to the vet. I live in Connecticut.

krdahmer
December 11th, 2010, 02:26 PM
you're wife is correct...definitely needs to be seen by a vet asap! poor kitty:yuck:! hope all turns out ok!:goodvibes:

rainbow
December 11th, 2010, 02:28 PM
I agree with your wife and would definitely take your cat to the vet. It sounds like there may be larvae that somehow got deposited ....can you see a hole anywhere that a worm could have entered?

rainbow
December 11th, 2010, 02:30 PM
I just did a quick google search and found this from http://www.ehow.com/about_4651922_wolf-worms-cats.html .....

Warning
Removing a wolf worm from your cat could result in serious side effects, especially if the worm's body ruptures during the process. In this case, your cat could develop serious complications or even anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction. Consult your veterinarian before doing anything.



Good luck and please post with an update. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

rainbow
December 11th, 2010, 02:40 PM
It can also be bot fly .....

http://www.ehow.com/how_5411434_identify-bot-flies-dog-cat.html

I wouldn't risk trying removal since you already only got 1/2 worm so I hope you decide to take your cat to the vet. :fingerscr

14+kitties
December 11th, 2010, 03:30 PM
Please take your cat to the vet. A pointed out this could be life threatening. If you insist on kitty being indoor/outdoor he should be treated so fleas and ticks are not an issue during flea/tick seasons as well.
For future reference there is a neat tool on the market called a tick twister. It may be a good idea to get one of those instead of using tweezers. They are usually available at your vets. This way you don't have to worry about the tick breaking off and leaving the head behind. :thumbs up

Good luck. :fingerscr

Tarkus
December 11th, 2010, 03:44 PM
Thanks everyone. We're taking him to the vet first thing Monday morning.
I'll post the results.

catlover2
December 11th, 2010, 05:34 PM
This could be serious take your cat to the vet.

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=11+1290&aid=3000