A Guide to Gastrointestinal Worms in Cats.|
It is estimated that three out of every four cats carry intestinal worms. Not
only can worms make your cat sick, some species of worms can also be transferred
to humans, with children being most at risk.
in cats may reach 7-12 mm in length and can infect animals from the environment.
This occurs when worms are swallowed or penetrate through the skin.
Hookworms attach themselves to the intestinal wall (using teeth like
structures) and feed on the felines blood.
Hookworms can cause cause serious disease as by feeding on the blood of the
animal, this can quickly cause anaemia
Symptoms of Hookworm infestation may include:
- Stunted growth
- Weight loss