by Mrs Brewer
My 1yr old inside female cat has something coming out of butt. They look like rice they are like off white color. I need to know WHAT this is and can my other animals get this?
I’m also worried that my 2 month old son will get sick from this! I don’t know what to do. Can I treat this with something I can buy at the store or do I need to get her to a vet?
How did she get this? PLEASE HELP ME!!!
Hi Mrs Brewer… thanks for visiting, sharing and asking…This is an easy one. I knew the answer to this as soon as I saw the headline.
Your cat has a tapeworm and what you are seeing are short body segments of the tapeworm at your cat’s anus as they are passed out with feces.
One type of tapeworms, Diphylidium canimum is transmitted by the cat flea. The other Taenia taeniaformis is transmitted by eating uncooked meat, raw freshwater fish and animal parts. See Tapeworms in felines.
I would suggest that your cat has got tapeworms through the presence of fleas so you should deal with that as well: Cat Flea Treatment.
Tapeworms are not contagious nor zoonotic (disease transferable from animal to human) so your son can’t get them from the cat. Your other animals might have tapeworms too for the same reason the cat has them. You might treat all animals as a precaution (seek vet advice).
I don’t know where you live. This affects the drugs available. But there is a page on PoC about treatment for worms: Cat Deworming Treatment. Drontal is available on Amazon.com (North American market):
In the UK Drontal is also available and it is cheap..!
Best of luck and please provide some feedback in a comment after treatment.
Please check this advice with a vet. Although I am very confident in this instance.