caterpillars in cats sick?
My cat has been sick three times over the last couple of months and each time she has four or five of these things that look like caterpillars in it. They are usually dark green or brown and have lots of legs. Are these some kind of worms or actually caterpillars? I assumed they were worms but can't find anything about it online. I wormed her a few weeks ago just in case, but it happened again last night. I just can't see her finding that many caterpillars, especially at this time of year. Are there kind of worms that sound like this?
Answer by KAte
Sounds to me like they may be larvea of some sort, perhaps worms look like this at first. However fleas do have a larvea phase and i wonder if your cat is licking them off her fur and swallowing them and then vomiting them up.
You have done the right thing in treating her for worms, it is important that she has been treated for all kinds of worms, not all products treat all kinds. the vet will sell a good worming medication, it may be worth asking them about this, i'm sure they will be able to advise if you pop in and speak to the receptionist without charging you a consultation fee (i pop into mine to buy the flea and worming medication all the time)
After giving the medication give it a few weeks to see if the symptoms and the vomiting stops. If not then your only course of action is to see a vet for more advice.
best wishes kate
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