Treating a Kitten for Worms?

I have a new kitten we got the kids. My father-in-law said she got up off the back of the couch and there was a wet spot and a worm there. How can I tell what kind of worm it is and how to get rid of them? I was reading and I saw fleas can pass worms and we have fleas pretty bad. I've been trying to get rid of them, but it's so bad they are biting me up too. I don't make a lot of money and can't just move. I need help with the fleas and her worms.


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June 4, 20180 found this helpful
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You will need to see your Vet. Your kitten needs vaccinations now too. They will give her a wormer that takes care of most types of worms. Kittens get worms from the mothers blood stream, and from fleas. Your Vet will tell you about the flea protection that will keep the fleas off your kitten so she doesn't get reinfested with more worms. Kittens often get tape worms from fleas. The segments of the tape worm you see looks like a rice grain. Long threadlike worms are roundworms. Your kitten should need only 1 or 2 treatments to get all the worms. But if she gets infested with fleas again the worms can get started again.


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June 3, 20180 found this helpful

To control the fleas follow these steps.

  • Set out a shallow bowl or pie tin in each room.
  • Add water and a squirt of dish detergent to each bowl.
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  • Set a small light next to each dish, like a small lamp, a flashlight, or a battery run candle.
  • Turn off all other lights at night.
  • Turn on the lights next to the water bowls at night.
  • The fleas will be attracted to the lights, and jump into the water bowls at night.
  • The soap will make it so that the fleas cannot jump back out.
  • Keep doing this until there are no more fleas being caught.
  • Once the house and the cat are free of fleas, keep the cat indoors, and beware of visiting animals that may reintroduce fleas to your home.

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June 3, 20180 found this helpful

Go to the ASPCA or humane society. There are different types of worms. You want it treated properly. They will take care of the fleas, too and the fee will be lower than a vet.


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June 4, 20180 found this helpful

Contact your vet asap! If you need a vet, contact your local animal rescue and ask for a reference. While a common issue, left untreated worms can cause all kinds of serious issues.


Sending up healing wishes to the kitty!!


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