Q. I have just found what I think are whipworms in my FIV cat, I understand the treatment is long and difficult. Can an advanced FIV cat be treated?
A. Whipworms are very uncommon in cats so I would suggest you to take a stool sample to your vets for analysis to confirm diagnosis. Unless the infestation is severe and is causing a lot of clinical signs treatment involves worming medications and cleaning bedding, carpets etc. If your cat is FIV positive you should take him/her to your vets as soon as possible to avoid serious problems