Hearing that your cat has tape worms can be a serious cause of concern. People panic at this stage and many wonder if their cat is going to make it out of the situation alive. Well for all of those worried about their cat getting or having tape worm, you do not have much to fear at all. Tape worms are actually the most common parasite that attacks adult cats and there are very easy ways of tackling their presence in a cat and helping prevent your cat from getting them in the first place.
So starting with prevention, you first need to know how cats are infected with tape worms. The tape worm parasite does not directly aim for a final host body but first they attach themselves to a flea or to a louse. Once the flea or louse has been infected, the parasite just waits for the host to go to a cat’s body and be ingested in the process of grooming. This is how cats are infected with the tapeworm parasite. At this point it is really clear that you need to make sure that your cat is flea or lice proof and not in danger of getting a tapeworm.
You can always tell that your cat might have tape worms because it might be consistently biting or scratching itself close to its anus or hind legs and there might even be rice like segments near its anus. Your cats fur might appear less silky or shiny and if the size of the tapeworm increases the cat might lose weight too. SO if these things start happening then you will want to fix the problem. To begin dealing with tapeworms in cats you need to get tapeworm pills that you can add in your cats food.