General information on Roundworms
Roundworms are a common parasite in cats and kittens. Adult roundworms live in the stomach and intestines and can reach lengths of up to 5 inches. A cat may pick up the disease by coming in contact with soil contaminated with the eggs or by eating an infected beetle or rodent.
Symptoms of Roundworms
Symptoms, especially in kittens, may include a pot-bellied look, appearing thin, coughing, vomiting, and diarrhea. Worms may be seen in the feces or vomit. The worms are white and resemble moving spaghetti.
Treatments for Roundworms
Check with your vet if you think your cat or kitten has roundworms. He will suggest safe and effective deworming compounds. Be sure to follow your vets instructions.
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