How do you get rid of worms in Cats? Any Natural Remedies? And how do they.....

United States
December 13, 2008 10:05am CST
How do you get ride of worms in Cats and are there any natural remedies and how do cats get them? My cat I think has worms but I'm not a 100 percent sure. I though I seen something white coming out of his butt but I haven't seen anything in his stool. So I'm wondering if I should still treat him. Also I was wondering are there any natural remedies? My sister told me to give him garlic because it will kill worms. Have you heard of such a thing or do you know of another product that is all nautral? How how do indoor cats get worms? I was talking with my vet and the only way I can think of how he got worms is from bringing them in on are shoes. So when he walks around he steps on them and then when he cleans himself he gets them. But than again I'm not a 100 percent sure on that either. So if you can answer any of these questions taht would be great! And I'd great appreciate it!
8 responses
@TheCatLady (4697)
• Israel
13 Dec 08
He could have gotten them from a flea bite. It only takes one flea to give a cat worms. The best treatment is a Droncit pill. Revolution drops also work, but Droncit is cheaper. Your vet might just sell you a pill without the hassle of bringing the cat in. Cats should be dewormed once or twice a year as a matter of routine treatment. Indoor only without flees could get by with once a year.
• United States
14 Dec 08
Actually, my vet told me that they get worms from ingesting (eating) a flea... the only treatment I've found comes in the form of a pill from my vet. one pill and the worms are gone.
• Israel
14 Dec 08
Your right. I made a mistake. I knew it was fleas. My brain must have been on the blink. Droncit is the name brand of the worming tablet by Bayer TM. There is also another brand for cats on the American market, but I forgot the name. If I'm doing my whole gang, my vet gives me a brand from Europe. It's the exact same chemical, but a larger dose for dogs at the same cost per pill. I split the pills in half giving each cat half a pill, cutting my cost in half. My vet rocks! I love my vet team.
• United States
14 Dec 08
I did buy a pill at the pet store where are vet is at. And I gave it to him an hour later he throwed up it. So I'm not sure if any of the medication stayed with him. So the second treatment is not for 10 days. But i haven't seen anything else so I'm thinking there gone. Thanks for the advice though.
27 May 09
I'm not sure why people are making such a huge deal about garlic, it's been used for CENTURIES to get rid of worms in not only people but their pets. Something that has been used for so long with actual results can't be as bad as paranoid people make it out to be. However, too much of anything can be harmful to your pet and yourself so use caution. I've used garlic for getting rid of worms in my dogs for YEARS. It has NEVER shown harmful results, and it has ALWAYS worked. However, I would consult a vet before giving it to a cat as I've only ever done it once, and though it worked, my kitty threw up most of it (which wasn't alot to begin with). When you start giving them the garlic, you want to make sure it is raw and you want to start off with a small amount to begin with. This helps to gauge your pets tolerance to the garlic, some pets will be less tolerant of it than others. Also, some pets could be allergic to the garlic, which is another good reason to consult your vet before doing anything. I gave my kitty one of those little garlic tablets that are about the size of a small pea. Anyhow, my vet said that a little garlic won't hurt them, but it will, in fact, clean them out. They also said that if you do it in VERY small increments and only about as often as once a month or every couple months it can help keep them healthy. But, as the above people mentioned, "I" am not a vet so consult one before making any quick judgments because the last thing you want is to endanger your pet.
• United States
2 Aug 10
Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade It will kill fleas and can be mixed into your cats food to remove worms. It does not work overnight on worms, but it does work. It has microscopic silica in it that slices the worms in the intestine and when used as a flea powder does the same to the fleas. You must only use FOOD GRADE! There is a pool grade formula but that is for pool filters and can be very harmful to animals as well as humans. The FOOD GRADE is safe for people and animals and is 100% natural!! I have used it and it does work!! There are many sites about it, just do a search and you can find it and several facts and testimonials about its effectiveness as well as places to purchase it. It isn't too expensive if you find the right place. I spent about $11.00 on a 4lb bag and sprinkled all of my carpets, dusted all 3 of my cats and have been mixing it in their food once a week and still have about 1/4 of a bag left! I am not a vet, but I did research the product for several weeks before trying it and made sure I got the Food Grade and not the Pool Grade. Good luck to you!
16 Sep 12
I noticed that my little cat of 2 and 1/2 years had been nibbling on my chives plant outside. Garlic, onion and chives are part of the same vegetable family. It was about a month later that she looked sick and her gums were very pale. We took her to the vet only to find out that her red blood cells were being destroyed by a tick bite disease, called biliary. I mentioned that my little cat had been nibbling on the chives and the vet said that this was probably the worst thing she could have been doing, as it retards the development of new red blood cells, meaning that the cat would become anaemic. As she was a little cat stunted in growth, her small body could not produce enough red blood cells to keep her alive, her blood was starved of oxygen and the existing red blood cells were rapidly being destroyed now by the biliary, which had more of an effect in this situation, than if she had not eaten any veg from that particular family. I have been very careful now not to have those plants in the garden and feed my cats tinned food and dry kibbles. The tinned food, could give your pets worms, so after researching this, I now give my cats Apple Cider Vinegar, about 1/4 of a teaspoon per cats meal, mixed in very well, otherwise they will be gasping for air!!! The Apple Cider Vinegar is also very good for breaking down urinary crystals and helps your cats by alleviating their urinary tract and bladder cystitis problems that occur from eating proteins and not drinking enough water. My older female cat had been spotting blood in her urine and had trouble urinating. Cystitis can be very painful and/or uncomfortable for them and humans as well. Try Apple Cider Vinegar - 1/4 of a teaspoon 4x per day for 8 days added to their wet food and also add a few drops into their water bowl, to correct the cystitis problem that your male or female cats may experience. It really does work very well and they should experience relief by the end of the first day. Another note: Pure Coco-nut oil is really very good also for humans and pets and works wonders for hair/fur/skin/overweight/bacteria and the list goes on....So, try mixing some coco-nut oil in your pets food and see the difference it makes. Never give your cats avocado or even birds/parrots, as they will die :-( I hope that this info will be of use to at least some, who have researched for themselves by always making sure that they get informed and take their health and their pets health into their hands. Regards Eden
• India
13 Dec 08
expose your cat to bright sunlight and wash it with some antiseptic lotion and feed it with sugar less milk do not add sugar in the milk it dinks and it's better to take it to a vet because he can assist you better
• United States
14 Dec 08
We don't give any sugar to are cat. And I don't need to wash him. He's a very clean cat. He cleans himself everytime you pet him. And he doesn't like baths not one bit. But I will be sure to give him a flea treatment.
• India
15 Dec 08
Hope you love your cat so much
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Your cat has tape worms. They can get these from several things, but a common one is fleas. Do you have a dog who may have brought in fleas? Or the fleas could have come in on your pant legs. If you love your cat you will take him to the vet to be dewormed. Its not that expensive. Just tell the vet that you've seen tapeworms and they will squirt a liquid medication (or sometimes a pill) down his throat. I just had to do this with my chihuahua. He got his from fleas. I wouldn't recommend the "natural" things I've seen suggested here. Some of these can kill pets.
• United States
14 Dec 08
Right now it's hard to take him to the vet because of are money situation. We can barely afford food and are other expenses. I am giving him a pill I got fromthe pet store. So hopefully that takes care of it. If not I'll find the money to take him to the vet.
@tlcech (1)
• United States
28 Jan 13
mix 2 tsp. of the diatomaceous earth in their food twice a day
• Indonesia
14 Dec 08
hi neededhope =) ive asked bout this to my vet, n they told me that every cats or dogs already has a worms inside their stomache. its sometimes ok when it gives them mutual symbiosis between the cats n the worms. but can also get worse if its starting to be a parasit on their stomache. if that happens, just give ur cat a Combantrine (we called that for the medicine). that medicine is to kill the worms n let them out with ur cat's poor, or it will just make the worms out when the cat is pooping lol..sorry bout my english, sometimes its hard 4 me to explain sth sciencely with english lol.. but i hope it gives u a clue a lil bit lol
• United States
14 Dec 08
cats get worms from swallowing a flea (thus saith my cat's vet) the only way that I've found that actually works is buying a pill from the vet.. one pill is all that it takes.. no side effects or anything. I paid about 14 dollars for the pill.
@momiecat (997)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Tape worms in cats look like small grains of rice except that they wiggle around. They can be caused from fleas and even indoor cats can have fleas. Do not give your cat whole or fresh garlic. A small pinch of garlic in their food a couple of times a week will help keep the fleas away, not the tape worms. There are no home remedies that actually work to get rid of the tape worms, only to help control the fleas. Find a low cost vaccination clinic in your area and take your kitty in for a shot to kill the worms. Then you need to take him/her back for a second shot in a few weeks. The shots should not cost that much and your cat will be much happier not having the worms. Controlling the fleas is important too so the worms won't come back. You may also have to purchase a flea remedy such as Advantage to get rid of the fleas. Don't buy cheap over-the-counter flea stuff from the market. Those products have been known to be dangerous if not used properly and in the correct dosage. These problems are nothing to play around with. Your cat may be miserable without you knowing it. Best to let a professional treat the situation. Just my opinion.