Tapeworm Cats

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Tapeworm Cats

Tapeworm cats - Eye and ear cat care

     Normally you should not clean the ears or eyes of the cat, which, when the cat is healthy should be very clean. Ears and eyes will show signs of inflammation or tapeworm cat infection when their health is bad.

     One of the most common diseases of cats is ear infection because of parasitic insects. These ear infections can worsen if not treated in time and can make the cat heart herself when trying to remove the itching and irritation from scratching. A clear sign of an ear infection is the formation of a quantity of brown wax inside the ear that occurs in the form of flakes or scabs.

     At the slightest sign of an infection in the cat's ears or eyes, it should be taken to a veterinarian to determine the precise source of infection and provide effective treatment cat.

Intestinal worms in cats

     These animals are likely to develop tapeworms, cats being exposed to this disease at least a few times in life. Therefore it is necessary to apply common course of treatment against the tapeworm. Cats will be infested especially with roundworms, of the Toxocara cati family. These worms will infect specific cats' especially newborn babies, because their larvae are transmitted through milk.

     It is therefore very important to give a pregnant cat against treatment roundworms with at least one month before it gives birth. Furthermore, newborn babies will soon get sick and are in danger of dying. This will happen because up to three weeks it is dangerous for them to receive treatment against tapeworms and these worms can develop very quickly and can form intestinal blockages that lead to the cat's baby death.

     Treat the mother cat so against tapeworms. Cats start an anti-worm treatment at the age of over three weeks old. This treatment should be applied every two weeks until cubs reach the age of 6 months and after 6 months you will continue to administer treatment only once a month. If the cat is allowed to walk on the outside and hunt it will be treated to four times a year against tapeworm. Cats that stay in the house need to be treated only two times a year.

     Keep in mind to ask the vet before starting any treatment against tapeworm in cats. He will prescribe medication that will provide the best effect according to age of cat and its health status.

Diseases that come from tapeworm in cats

     Echinococcosis is a disease that is frequently caused by Echinococus granulosus, which is often transmitted from tapeworms in cats to humans and it is characterized clinically by symptoms of impaired liver, lungs and other internal organs.

     Echinococus granulosus is one of the smaller flat helmints. The parasite has a head that is in the form of pear named scolex armed with a trump, two crowns of hooks and four suckers. After scolex, the tapeworm in cats has a short little neck which contains 3 or 4 segments, with a length of 3-8 mm. In the last segment is the mature uterus that contains 400-800 eggs with embryos.

      The development cycle is related to the exchange between two hosts. Mature parasites are located in the small intestine at a series of definitive hosts: cats, dogs, wolves, jackals, foxes, ferrets, polar foxes and leopards. Mature segments detach from the body of the parasite and are eliminated with feces from the intestine in the external environment. They can move up to 25 cm.

     In the environment from the mature segment fertilized eggs get out and they can survive for a long time.

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