Stomach Worm Infection (Physalopterosis) in Cats
Treatment of stomach worms can be done at home with prescribed drugs; the worms do not necessarily have to be removed. An adulticide designed to kill the adult worms can be prescribed, as well as other medications to reduce gastric symptoms.
Living and Management
Treatment with an adulticide, and any other prescribed medications, will need to be followed as per your veterinarian's instructions. Your doctor will schedule a follow-up visit for your cat, so that treatment efficacy can be assessed. Any clinical signs, or the shedding of eggs in feces, should be resolved within two weeks of treatment. If the initial treatment is unsuccessful, re-treatment may be necessary.
Limiting your cat’s access to areas where intermediate hosts, or small rodent transport hosts can be found may prevent stomach worms. Outdoor exposure increases the odds of contracting stomach worms.
The examination of the stomach with an endoscope
A host that is not the primary host in which a parasite may reside for a portion of the life cycle
A type of slime that is made up of certain salts, cells, or leukocytes
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine
Anything having to do with the stomach
Term used to refer to a condition of having a disease or affliction but not displaying symptoms of it.
The extent to which a drug is effective
Term used to imply that a situation or condition is more severe than usual; also used to refer to a disease having run a short course or come on suddenly.
Intestinal Parasite (Cyptosporidia) in Cats
Cryptosporidium is an intestinal parasite that is commonly ingested through contaminated...