Sunday, August 30, 2009

Roundworm Bellies

These poor little Bengal mix kittens are so full of roundworms and earmites it's pathetic. NO, they're not going back. Every one of those cats, adults and kittens, are going to be full of worms and earmites. Their little bellies are just unbelievably swollen with roundworms.

They are pooping them out, slowly but surely, but they will need multiple wormings, because the wormer kills only the mature worms. Then, when the gut is empty of adult worms, larvae hanging out in and traversing through organs, sense the vacancy in the gut and migrate into the gut and mature, requiring another worming. This usually takes ten days to two weeks, once the original mature infestation is killed.

Roundworm larvae can create swiss cheese of organs.

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