What are the other tapeworms that can infect my cat?

Fleas are the intermediate host for Dipylidium caninum. In other words, the tapeworm is unable to complete its life cycle without the presence of fleas in the environment. Regardless of whether the owner may have seen fleas, the cat must have ingested a flea in order to have tapeworms. Consequently, tapeworms are more common in environments that are heavily infested with fleas. Lice are also reported as intermediate hosts for this tapeworm but they are relatively uncommon parasites of cats.

If left untreated, tapeworms have the potential to debilitate your cat.

In the photo below, you can see, in the center of the photo, a tapeworm on cat feces that has pulled itself short and very small to about the size of a grain of cat litter.

Tapeworm tablets for cats and kittens

Prevent fleas (can transmit feline tape worm. Cats can also get tapeworm from rodents.) Worms are a common problem in kittens and some cats. Worms are large parasites affecting the stomach and intestines and include roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and, less commonly, stomach worms. As worms multiply in the gut, vital nutrients are depleted resulting in poor nutrition in the cat, slowed growth, and abdominal pain. Some worms also feed on blood resulting in anemia and poor health.Not only do these parasites cause disease in cats of all ages roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms can affect human health. All of these parasites can be ingested and hookworms can penetrate and migrate through the skin. In people roundworms may migrate from the intestines to the liver, lungs, eyes, and brain. Certain tapeworm species result in a serious human disease called Echinococcosis.Eliminating intestinal parasites is important not only for your feline friend, but also for your health. Continue reading for advice on de-worming, preventing, and recognizing intestinal parasites in your kitten and cat.

For removal of tapeworm (and ) from cats and kittens.

Yes, there are also lots of folk remedies for treating tapeworms, but none of them is effective. Believe me, I’ve tried them. Some are outright toxic, too: I’ve seen people advise giving garlic to a tapeworm-infected cat, but garlic causes potentially fatal anemia in kitties, so please, just don’t.

Tapeworm tablets for cats and kittens


Puppies and kittens started on heartworm medications that contain intestinal wormers do not need to be dewormed every 2 weeks. No heartworm medications are effective against tapeworms, which puppies and kittens get from fleas. Either protect them with flea medications or deworm for tapeworms every 3 months.Bayer Expert Care™ Tapeworm Dewormer Tablets for Cats remove common tapeworms (Dipylidium caninum and Taenia taeniaeformis) in cats and kittens older than 6 weeks. They are easy to administer either directly by mouth or crumbled and mixed with your pet's food. Tapeworms are parasites of dogs and cats. They live in the intestines and, although they rarely cause clinical symptoms or disease in pets, they rob their hosts of nutrients. Tapeworms are aesthetically unpleasant.What are tapeworms? How do cats get them? Are they dangerous for the cat’s health? Can you also get tapeworms from your feline furball? How can you get rid of the worms?