Cestodes of Cats


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Tapeworms are parasitic flatworms of the digestive tract. The cat is contaminated by eating rodents or swallowing fleas. It eliminates the rings in his stool two to three weeks later. These rings resemble small grubs half a centimeter in length and mobile. One can also find them on the hairs of the cat.

When they are dry, they look tiny rice grains and are present on the cat's coat. Generally, the cat has no symptoms except sometimes excessive licking of the anal area. Humans can become infected by swallowing a flea infested but not from the cat.

Michelle Closed-Fradin
Veterinary doctor, a specialist in feline behavior and pathology and author of several reference books
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