You’ve got a cute little kitty, but there is something disturbing in its behavior? It might have worms, especially if mama cat had them. Parasites can cause a lot of different symptoms. Read on to get to know whether there is a reason to worry. So, what are the signs your kitten has worms?
Change in the Way Your Kitten Looks
Your kitten eats a normal amount of food, but still looks skinny? Does it have a bloated belly? These signs indicate the presence of worms. Also, you can notice a change in eating habits. Parasites cause inflammation in the kitten’s stomach. It feels full and uncomfortable. That’s why the baby cat may lose appetite. Matted, rough fur and pale gums can also point that your kitty is sick.
Check Kitten’s Feces
You can see warms or sections of their bodies in the kitten’s poop. Visible parasites (they can be roundworms or tapeworms) look like white or brown noodles or “grains”. But a lot of them are invisible. So you should pay attention to kitten’s litter. If the stool is bloody, dark or there is diarrhea, it is a sign of worms. Always wear gloves when you do this checking! Otherwise, you might pick up an infection.
Change in Behavior
A kitten, which suffers from parasites, may be less dynamic. It seems lethargic. Watch for any changes in behavior: sleeping, eating or playing. Also, you can notice that a kitten is dragging itself along the floor or licking its butt all the time. In this way, it tries to get rid of the irritation. All these factors indicate the presence of worms.
As you can see it’s quite easy to keep an eye out for the signs of parasites. Luckily, there is an effective worm treatment. But, surely, only a vet can consider the way of curing!
So, if you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above, pick up your kitty and take it to the vet!