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Worms

Cat worms are 100% treatable and, in many cases, they are 100% preventable. Cat worms can be treated effectively once the type of worm has been identified and how severe the infection is. At any given time, your cat can have any number of worms in his system ranging from the half-inch-long hookworm to the tapeworm. The tapeworm can grow up to three feet long and it can have as many as 90 segments if left untreated. Other types of cat worms include: roundworm, whipworm, and heartworm. Hookworm, tapeworm, roundworm, and whipworm live in the cat's intestines and heartworm lives in the cat's heart and in the blood vessels that lead from the heart to the lungs. Symptoms of cat worms run the gamut from vomiting and diarrhea to abdominal pain and blood in the stool. Continue reading to learn more about the different types of cat worms, symptoms, and treatment options.

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