are the Causes for Roundworm in a Cat?
Toxocara cati and Toxocaris
leonina are cat roundworms measuring about 100 mm
in length and have anterior end and with large striated alay. The
spherical egg of Toxocara cati has markedly pitted shells whereas
oval egg of Toxascaris leonina has relatively smooth surface.
How did my Cat get Roundworms?
Cat roundworm eggs, which are voided in feces,
do not hatch out to become infective larva until final host ingests
What Kinds of Problems do Roundworms
Cause for my Cat?
Both young and adult animals suffer from common cat roundworm
infection. However, acute disease is more common in the former.
In heavy infection, adult worms are voided in the feces and vomitus.
In chronic cases, unthriftiness, rough coat, emaciation,
ascites, and diarrhea are common signs.
Death rarely occurs due to ascariasis.