SOs cat has worms

posted 2 years ago in Pets
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Bee Keeper

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kittyq196295 :  We wash our hands every time after cleaning the box. Thats really gross to not wash your hands. No cats on our pillows is a rule. We have a cat sheet that we put over the bed. I am with you on the bed thing. 

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Bee Keeper

I’d disinfect everything due to worms. But if your vet has an email option email to see if they will respond with suggested ways to prevent the orher cats from getting it. They’ll probably say to keep everything clean but you’ll have an email from an actual vet to show him. 

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Buzzing bee
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I’m a vet. You can give dewormer monthly which should prevent recurrence of worms (but you should bring a fecal sample in to find out what type of worms they are in order to definitively resolve the issue). All cats need to be dewormed at the same time. Cats that go outside should also be treated for fleas and ticks or you will get another problem.

Proper hygiene should be practiced whenever dealing with urine or feces from any species. Also the litter box should be entirely cleaned, sterilized and dried once per week.

If you’re worried about worms yourself you will need to discuss with your family doctor. I have definitely heard of worms getting transmitted to people, although it’s often children due to poor hygiene after touching feces.

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Busy bee

Oh my gosh, I’m sorry you’re going through htis. There are deworming videos on youtube and I get goosebumps thinking about it. I agree with PP about talking to your family doctor. Good luck, hope everything goes well!

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Bumble bee
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Wait,  are we supposed to be deworming our cats?  I’ve never done that and I don’t think my cat has worms. I mean,  I might have done it 7 years ago when she was a kitten….   I’ve never seen any while cleaning the litter box, so hopefully she’s clear  She is an indoor cat though,  so deforming her never occurred to me. 

In any case,   yes,  I wore gloves and washed my hands after dealing with the litter box,  since we were ttc and I knew Dh had to take over litter box duty,  I did buy a self cleaning one and it’s pretty awesome and totally worth it By The Way. He doesn’t wear gloves,  but he does thoroughly wash his hands afterward. I’m so happy the cat doesn’t like to sleep on pillows,  she’s strictly a foot of the bed sleeper.

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Buzzing bee
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anabolina :  usually cats are dewormed as kittens and if they stay indoors they don’t need on-going deworming. The OP boyfriends cats go outside and thus should be on a monthly worm preventative since they clearly get exposed to parasites!

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