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Cat Might Have a Tapeworm

We just heard from a reader who has some questions about their cat. They have found tiny white worms coming from their cat on the bed and the couch. They are concerned about their cat, and would like to know what these worms are and how to handle the situation.

Based on the description, we believe this reader’s cat has a tapeworm, however we cannot make a definite diagnosis because we are not professionals. Tapeworms are long flatworms that attach onto the intestine of a host. Tapeworms are made up of multiple segments, and each segment has its own reproductive organs. If a pet owner starts finding little white worms coming from their pet, it often indicates that their pets have a tapeworm because these small worms are segments coming from a larger tapeworm.

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Cats don’t often show other symptoms of having a tapeworm other than defecating these rice-like specimens. We suggest our reader visit their vet to get an accurate diagnosis and to learn about treatment options.

To end, one of our reader’s cats has tiny white worms coming from its rear end. We think these are tapeworm segments, but we advise our reader take their cat to the vet to get diagnosed and treated properly.

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Cat Might Have a Tapeworm
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Cat Might Have a Tapeworm
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We just heard from a reader who has some questions about their cat. They have found tiny white worms coming from their cat on the bed and the couch. They are concerned about their cat, and would like to know what these worms are and how to handle the situation.
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