Cats and dogs can pick up worms, like round worms or tapeworms. There are a few others, but these are the most common. Signs your cat has worms would be seeing the actual round worm in the poop. Tapeworms break up before they come out of the bum, and look like sesame seeds. Sometimes your cat will has loose runny poop.So bring some poop to the Veterinarian and have them check it under the microscope.
Just getting ready to give the second of 2 doses to MY crew for whip worms.
No signs other than I was no seeing the norrmal weight gain. Nothing was visible in the stool (since I do the popper scooper to the doggie dooley daily, you'd think I wold have noticed SOMETHING!)
They were found by the vet on fecal exam.
Whips are in the round worm family and live in moist soil. I'm now sterilizing the run three times a week (instead of once a week) and am making sure the neighbor's unvetted pup is returned to their yard any time she climbs the fence into our yard.
A $362.00 vet visit later, my dogs are & have been on Front Line Plus and WERE on Heart Guard Plus, but are now on Ivermectin (sp?), which protects against the round and whip worms.