Categories: Uncategorized

Something Around Cat’s Butt On Sides

Something Around Cat’s Butt On Sides

This stray cat is hanging around the house. I checked to see sex and there is something on both sides of her butt, looks like little rice bits is this the same thing worms?


Hi…. Yes this is almost certainly tapeworm segments that are crawling in the fur around the anus of this infested cat.

I have three main pages on tapeworms in cats:

Tapeworms in Felines (opens in a window or tab).

Cat Deworming

For parasites generally please see:

Cat Parasites

Hope this helps.

Comments for
Something Around Cat’s Butt On Sides

Click here to add your own comments

Feb 26, 2011 Deflea too
by: Ruth

Michael is right.
Just to add, when you get worm medication for that cat you need to get flea medication too as it’s fleas that carry worm eggs.
Don’t worry, the treatments will soon clear them up.


Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in a many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

Leave a Comment

Recent Posts

How do cats spread ringworm?

Ringworm (dermatophytosis) is spread by cats in direct contact with each other or with materials that have been contaminated with…

2 hours ago

Adopt a cat from a reputable source

Dr Bruce Fogle in his book Complete Cat Care provides us with some nice tips about the kind of place…

6 hours ago

Some staff at Cats Protection resigning over the organisation’s kill policy

CAT NEWS & VIEWS: There appears to be dissent amongst some of the volunteers at the well-known cat rescue organisation,…

10 hours ago

Ghislaine Maxwell’s cat injured when FBI smashed down her front door

CAT NEWS AND VIEWS: Ghislaine Maxwell's rescue cat was injured and ran off when 60 armed FBI agents and police…

12 hours ago

Factors affecting the success rate of shelter cat adoptions

Not all cat adoptions from animal shelters are successful. They don't lead to a relationship for the lifespan of the…

1 day ago

Is it true that cats go away to die?

I have to say that the question is poorly formulated. There is an element of truth about it but it's…

1 day ago