7 to 8 week old kittens that we took in....

by Desiere
(McDonough, GA, USA)

King Bootsie & Aonix Bella

King Bootsie & Aonix Bella

A woman found a mother cat & 6 kittens in an abandoned home. I took 2 of the kittens to give them a home & another woman took the others. The woman told me they were treated for fleas which I haven't seen any signs of fleas but she also said they were treated for worms the day before we took them. I took them a week ago today, last Sunday on Fathers Day. The other night I noticed on the sheet in their bed there were some tiny white worm like things. Two were still white & soft but were not moving. The other 8 were dried & hard, brownish in color & obviously were dead. Is this normal? Does this mean that the treatment worked or do I need to have them checked? I am unfamiliar with worms because none of my pets have ever had worms so I just want to make sure that this is what happens when the treatment has worked. Do the worms come out dead like this? I have checked their stool & have not seen any worms in the stool. Their stool is solid but soft. It is not runny or like diarrhea. I just want to make sure they are okay before something happens.

Thank you very much.


Answer by Kate
well it is difficult to say if what you found means that the cat is free from worms or if they are dyding off.
Every situation is different.

I would say though as these kittens were strays that they should see a vet anyway for a general health check. Kittens can pick up all sorts of problems/illnesses and thorough checkup is always advisable.

Hope all is well

best wishes Kate

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