Tagged: parasites

Maggots on and in domestic cats

I want to start this article with a personal experience. Many years ago, when my elderly female cat was dying of kidney disease at the age of 18, she spent a lot of time...

Giardia

Giardia in domestic cats and smelly poop

There is a lot of discussion on the Internet about domestic cat smelly poop?. An unpleasant topic but one that needs to be addressed, nonetheless. There are many potential reasons for smelly poop. One...

Cat has a bug that looks like rice coming out of butt

16 tips on cat worms and deworming

Here are 16 tips on cat worms (endoparasites); one of the most unpleasant parasites to bug cats. Although a lot of cats tolerate worms because the most successful worm is the one who does...

Bad flea infestation on a kitten who is probably anemic as a result

How do feral cats deal with fleas?

By and large feral cats put up with fleas; that’s how they deal with them. They accept them as a way of life and tolerate them because they have to. It’s strange because I’ve...

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How do indoor domestic cats get mange?

Full-time indoor domestic cats should not get mange but they might. Mange is caused by an external parasite called a mite which lives on and in the skin of the host animal. There are...

Ear mite

How can indoor cats get ear mites?

Other associated questions are: “Where do ear mites come from? and how do cats get ear mites?” Ear mites (Otodectes cynotis) are about the size of a pinhead. Indoor cats get ear mites from...


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