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  1. Arti says:

    You might witness your cat “scooting” across the floor if the segment is irritating her skin, but this behavior is much more common in dogs. Vomiting up pieces of worm that is still alive is a good indicator, of course. You’re likely to see those rice-sized, egg-filled tapeworm segments in either your cat’s feces or crawling near her anus. Other signs your cat might be suffering from a tapeworm infestation include unexplained weight loss, though the most common sign your cat is infested with tapeworms are the proglottids. The most common, and the one discussed throughout this article, is known scientifically as dipylidium caninum, explains the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There are two types of tapeworm. If your cat is infested, your vet will give you a tapeworm medicine called a dewormer. Luckily, treatment for cat tapeworms is pretty easy and effective. Typically, dewormers are oral medications, though they can also be given through an injection.

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