Indoor Cats and Intestinal Parasites

indoor cat with intestinal parasitesIntestinal parasites seldom make the list of topics we like to discuss, and yet, parasites are certainly a big part of life – especially for our pets and other animals. When it comes to indoor cats, however, many pet owners mistakenly assume they’re risk-free from these bugs – but they’re not.

In our own practice, we’ve seen quite a few cases of indoor cats with parasitic illnesses, including those in the gastrointestinal tract. To stress the importance of parasite screening and control for all indoor kitties, we’d like to share some basic information about these parasites and the problems they can cause.