Category Archives: Parasites

Feline Heartworm Disease

Fortunately for cat owners, feline heartworm disease isn’t as prevalent a problem for them to deal with as dog owners. The feline heart is smaller than its canine counterpart. That’s why these invasive worms prefer canine hosts since they’ll have much more room. However, cats can still become infected, just not as often. The disease is quite serious as it

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Feline Roundworms

Feline roundworms are very common parasites. These worms, which make their way to the intestinal tract, can be anywhere between three and six inches long. Unlike most other parasites that affect the intestinal tract, they don’t attach themselves to the walls. They simply float around freely. An infestation leads to a disease known as ascariasis. Cause Roundworms in cats become

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Feline Scabies

Scabies in cats is also commonly known as cat mange. A burrowing mite is responsible for causing this condition. Fortunately, it is very uncommon in cats, since it would make them very uncomfortable. Feline scabies is a very contagious condition. The mite can easily be transmitted to your cat if he comes into direct contact with an infected animal. If

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Feline Anemia

Blood is made up of various types of cells, with red blood cells responsible for transporting oxygen. Without enough of these cells circulating throughout the body, oxygen won’t make its way to various areas. This is known as feline anemia, and it is an important sign that some underlying disease or condition is affecting your cat. Anemia in cats can

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Feline Tapeworms

There are many parasites that can give cats problems. Feline tapeworms are some of the most common. These white worms are capable of growing approximately eight inches long if they live long enough. Thanks to the suckers and hooks that Mother Nature equipped them with, they’re capable of attaching themselves to the walls of the small intestine of your cat.

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