Intestinal worms can infect cats in different ways. Outdoor cats can get parasites by coming in contact with infected fleas or rodents, or with the worm-infested feces of other animals. Indoor cats, while safer, can catch worms when walking outdoors or when exposed to fleas. Common cat worms include roundworms, tapeworms and hookworms. Vomiting, weight loss, diarrhea, a swollen belly and blood or mucus in the stool are all signs of worms in a cat. Combat them at home with diatomaceous earth, powdered fossil material that kills worms without harming your pet.
Monitor your cat for symptoms of infestation. If no symptoms appear, have your vet check your cat’s stool for the presence of worms on a regular basis.
Isolate your cat at home in one room.
Mix 2 tsp. of food-grade diatomaceous earth into your cat’s food twice a day. For kittens, give 1/2 tsp. to 1 tsp. of diatomaceous earth in the food.
Place your cat on a 24-hour fast period after you have successfully administered the first two doses of diatomaceous earth.
Sanitize floors, bedding and the litter box with a mixture of equal parts water and bleach. Worm eggs or larvae may be present in those areas. The bleach will kill them.
Observe your cat after carrying out the deworming treatment. Repeat the administration of diatomaceous earth if the cat still shows signs and symptoms of worms.