Deworming your Cat (cont.)

How to Control Worms

The life cycles of most worms are such that the possibility of reinfestation is great. To keep worms under control, you must destroy the eggs or larvae before they reinfest the cat. This means good sanitation and maintaining clean, dry quarters for your cat. It also means controlling intermediate hosts, such as fleas and rodents.

Stool and wet areas should be removed daily from the litter box. The litter box should be kept clean and dry and should be washed frequently with a solution of bleach and boiling water. Rinse thoroughly and dry completely before refilling with litter.

This article is excerpted from “Cat Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook” with permission from Wiley Publishing, Inc.