What are the worms in cats (photo with names)

What are the worms in cats (photo with names)

Worms in cats is a parasitic helminthes that cause diseases parasitosis. To get worms can the people, because many kinds of worms in cats are mostly niedopelnienie. Today we will discuss how to look like worms in cats, worms what are the most common in cats and can be transmitted to humans, and how to get rid of them.

Helminth eggs enter the body not only of cat, but also from soil and water, they can be on grass and unprocessed meat and fish, in addition is not uncommon, their presence on unwashed vegetables. Cats and kittens do not leave the house, can also swallow eggs of parasites that brought people to the apartment on his hands, shoes and even clothes.

Fluffy pet can receive the “gift” of these uninvited guests, if you fed it raw fish, milk or meat from flies and have already been in the trash for food. Bowel movement another animal, the particles of which could get to your shoes, can also be a cause of the disease your four-legged friend. There are cases of infection of kittens from a cat carrier through the milk.

Often the doctors ask the question – can you get worms from a cat? Yes, you can – in the same way as the person, and just getting them “off the street”. Most often this occurs due to the usual lack of compliance with the measures of personal hygiene, food hygiene and animal neglect regular, preventive treatments your Pets.

Both man and animal in such cases are together equivalent to potential sources of infection.

Worms in cats are parasitic helminths that cause disease parasitosis
Worms in cats are parasitic helminths that cause disease parasitosis

What are the worms in cats

Diseases helminthiasis differ from each other depending on how the worm affected the body. Parasites are divided into three main groups:

  1. Round worms or nematodes in cats – have a length from 2 millimeters, but can sometimes reach 10 centimetres (in very advanced cases of the disease). With such severe helminthiasis, the animal is not already saved. There is this kind of parasites mainly in the small intestine, eating the blood of the host and causing anemia, threatening his life, which is often found in kittens. Helminth eggs detected in the feces of the animal 14 days after infestation.
Round worms or nematodes in cats
Round worms or nematodes in cats
  1. Cestodes or tape – flat worms that have a length of from 10 to 70 centimeters, the body of which is divided into a large number of segments, in which the developing larvae of the worms.

Important! If your pet suddenly develops vomiting, it loses in weight is a reason to pass tests, including stool tests for the presence of helminthes.

Worms of this type can be transmitted through flea bites, making them more contagiosum than other types of worms. The animal infected with tape parasites can be detected on the fur around the anus segments of the helminth, which in appearance resemble grains of rice. Cat feces will contain such inclusions.

Worms of this type can be transmitted through flea bites
Worms of this type can be transmitted through flea bites
  1. Trematodes or flukes. Are much rarer of the two previous types and cause the liver and pancreas with the corresponding symptoms, require laboratory tests.

Worms in cats are striking in the digestive tract, tissue of the muscles and sometimes the heart, they can cause severe conditions and even death of the animal. Let’s look at the photo with the names and brief description of each pest, list the symptoms of diseases caused by them, and also figure out what treatment is in the defeat of the worms.

Trematodes or flukes cause damage to the liver and pancreas with the corresponding symptoms
Trematodes or flukes cause damage to the liver and pancreas with the corresponding symptoms

The most common parasites and their symptoms

Tape

Ways of infection vectors: Small crustaceans freshwater, raw fish, rodents. Fleas and vlasiei.

The name of the disease and characterization of the pathogen:

  • Difillobotrioz. White worms, sometimes with a brownish tinge. Length of the parasite reaches 1-1,5 meters in cats and up to 10 meters from people. These parasitic worms in the intestine.
Difillobotrioz - data parasitic worms in the intestine
Difillobotrioz — data parasitic worms in the intestine

Description of symptoms: a Dull coat, loss of appetite. Constipation and diarrhea, vomiting containing blood. Without treatment, anemia and convulsions.

Drug: Fenasal, Praziquantel, Penhaligon, etc.

  • Debilities. Greyish worms, 20-30 inches in length. Lives in the intestine.
Debilities lives in the intestine
Debilities lives in the intestine

Description of symptoms: loss of appetite, rumbling in the abdomen, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea.

The drug: Solomon, Fenasal, Praziquantel, etc.

  • Alveococcosis. The small size of 1-4 mm. the worms Live in the intestines.
Alveococcosis lives in the intestine
Alveococcosis lives in the intestine
In the later stages manifested hepatic pulmonary symptoms and leads to death
In the later stages manifested hepatic pulmonary symptoms and leads to death

Description of symptoms: for a Long time hidden flows. In the later stages manifested hepatic pulmonary symptoms and leads to death in humans and animals.

The drug: Felikson, Zeevex, fenasal.

Round

Ways of infection, the vectors: are Introduced into the body through the skin or the esophagus.

  • Hookworm. Eating blood parasite with a length of 2 mm.
Hookworm -- blood - feeding parasite with a length of 2 mm
Hookworm — blood — feeding parasite with a length of 2 mm

Symptoms: decreased appetite and activity. Loose stools, vomiting. The animal drinks a lot. Anaemia, cough.

Drug: Pyrantel and drugs based on it. Fenbendazole, Febantel.

  • Toxascaris. Roundworm usually reach a length of from 3 to 5 cm Live in the intestines, sometimes in the gall bladder, liver, and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract.
Toxascaris - live in the intestines, sometimes in the gall bladder, liver, and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract
Toxascaris — live in the intestines, sometimes in the gall bladder, liver, and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract

Symptoms: decreased appetite and activity. Loose stools, vomiting. The animal drinks a lot. Anaemia, cough.

Drug: Pyrantel, Fenbendazole, Ditrazin.

Flat

Ways of infection, carriers: Clams, fish from the rivers, eating and riparian vegetation.

The name of the disease and characterization of the pathogen:

  • Paragonimoz. Parasites of 0.3-1 cm live in the lungs, forming cysts with destruction of organ tissue.
Paragonimus parasites of 0.3-1 cm live in the lungs, forming cysts with destruction of organ tissue
Paragonimus parasites of 0.3-1 cm live in the lungs, forming cysts with destruction of organ tissue

Description of symptoms: Cough, decreased appetite. Fever (not always). Vomiting with admixture of foam, diarrhea.

Drug: Praziquantel.

  • Opisthorchiasis. Worms with a length of about 0.5 cm, living in the liver and destroys its tissue.

Can parasitize in the gallbladder and other gastrointestinal tract.

Opisthorchiasis - worms with a length of about 0.5 cm, living in the liver and damaging its fabric
Opisthorchiasis — worms with a length of about 0.5 cm, living in the liver and damaging its fabric

Description of symptoms: Painful abdomen, loss of appetite with episodes of bulimia, vomiting bile, diarrhea. Body temperature increased

Treatment: comprehensive, individualized.

Please note! These symptoms are not absolute features of each specific type of helminthiasis and depend on the severity and duration of the disease, and many other factors! In the hidden infestation within the signs do not appear, that does not mean that the animal does not need treatment.

If you find your animal any of these signs – do not attempt to treat it yourself!
If you find your animal any of these signs – do not attempt to treat it yourself!

Common signs of worm infestation

  • Diarrhea.
  • Constipation.
  • Alternating loose stool and episodes of difficulty in defecation.
  • Vomiting – sometimes with blood and with worms.
  • In the feces and on the fur around the anus – fragments of worms, or whole individuals.
  • “Riding” the Pope caused itching.
  • Stools mixed with bloody and mucous components.
  • A swollen abdomen.
  • The decrease in body mass.
  • Loss of appetite or uncontrolled overeating.
  • Cough.
  • Difficulties when breathing.
  • Pathological moult.
  • Growth retardation in kittens.
  • Fatigue.
  • Ikterichnost (yellowness) of the mucous membranes, sometimes they are pale in color (anemia).
  • Convulsions and paralysis of the hind legs.
  • The spontaneous aborting of the embryo or untimely childbirth.

Important! If you find your animal any of these signs – do not attempt to treat it yourself! After all, if it’s not worms but some other infectious process, you can harm your little friend, proglistogonit it. For diagnosis it is necessary to contact your veterinarian.

Renting a stool in the lab, don’t forget that you can’t store more than 8-12 hours (and only in the fridge). Otherwise the analysis will be uninformative.

How to treat

Have anthelmintic veterinary drugs also have contraindications, so for the purpose thereof, at least the first time – contact your vet, which will help you to choose the right tool.

Profender — one of the best remedies for worms in cats
The dosage of Diropen need to ask the vet

Important! Not worth it to buy drugs in unchecked street stalls, in which the probability of purchase of counterfeit money. Do not use human medications, you will not be able to dose them correctly, and not all of them are suitable for the treatment of the animal.

Be very careful when choosing the dosage, it will depend not only on mass but also on the age of your furry companion, and also from the state of his health.

Carefully read the instructions to the drug before use and strictly follow the recommendations of a veterinarian to prevent the development of toxicity in cats, especially if it’s a kitten.

We wish health to you and your pet!

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