Answers to frequently asked questions about cat repellent

       Cat repellent is a measure that cat owners must carry out, which is of great help to cat’s health. But for the cat repellent, many owners will have a lot of questions or some misunderstanding, only to understand these, can the correct cat deworming. The following is a number of common cat insect repellent questions, to answer.

       Q: which insects are to be repelled?

       A: the general conventional deworming refers to nematodes and tapeworms, among which Ascaris and hookworm are the most common.

       Q: how old are the kittens to repel insects?

       A: the first deworming can be carried out after the kitten is 28 days old, but only nematodes can be repelled at this time. It is better to expel tapeworms after two months.

       Q: how often do you drive insects?

       A: it depends on the scope of the cat’s life. If your cat is completely indoor, you can have a regular deworming every six months to a year. If your cat can go outside and have contact with stray cats, it is better to do it every 2-3 months. If a new cat wants to be introduced into the original group, it should also be treated with routine deworming in addition to isolation. Before deciding on mating, it is better for female cats to carry out body pest control, so as not to delay the offspring.

       Q: can deworming be carried out at the same time as vaccination?

       A: at the moment of vaccination, veterinarians will carry out a complete physical examination and stool examination. If everything is normal, and the spirit and appetite are OK, the two can be carried out at the same time; If a large number of eggs are found in the cat’s stool examination, the veterinarian will consider to separate the two methods. The part of deworming should be carried out first, and then vaccination should be carried out when the infection of parasites has been relieved. However, these views are only personal suggestions, and different considerations will be made in different situations. Each doctor or hospital has its own deworming plan, or is it mainly based on the suggestions of family doctors.

       Q: will the worms come out after eating the anthelmintic?

       A: if there are parasites in the intestinal tract, the worms may be pulled out within a few days after the application of the anthelmintic. Some of the worms will wriggle all the time, some will appear to be dead, some will be buried in the feces and can not be seen, and some will be digested by the digestive juice in the intestinal tract and can not see the complete worms. When the number of parasite infections is large, cats may spit out worms. This condition is most common in severe Ascaris infection, and tapeworms Under normal conditions, it will continuously discharge body segments from the cat’s anus, which will show amoeba like peristalsis, some will adhere to the surface of the stool, some will adhere to the anal door, these segments will appear white sesame like after drying and scattered in the living environment.

       Q: how can you infect parasites?

       A: the infection of Ascaris lumbricoides is caused by sucking the milk of the infected female cat by the kitten, or by licking the feces of the infected female cat. The infection of adult cat is caused by eating food, drinking water and feces discharged by the infected person.

       The infection of Ancylostoma is mainly caused by ingestion of infected feces or other hosts (e.g. mice). Occasionally, Ancylostoma may penetrate the skin, but not through the placenta or milk.

       Flea is the intermediate host of tapeworm, tapeworm must develop in flea body to a certain stage before it can infect cats again. When cats are infected with fleas, they will mostly chew the skin and lick the hair, which may eat fleas. If the flea just has the infection of tapeworm, the cat will be infected with tapeworm smoothly. Therefore, when the cat is infected with tapeworm, the cat must be infected with tapeworm There will be flea infections, or fleas have been infected before. There are also other tapeworm infections that are caused by cats hunting other small mammals, but such cases are very rare in Taiwan.

       Q: what symptoms do cats have after infection?

       A: Ascaris infection: vomiting, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal distension, abdominal pain, weight loss, obesity, cough, or rare intestinal obstruction.

       Hookworm infection: diarrhea, black stool, vomiting, weight loss, or kittens are not fat, or kittens are weak and sleepy due to anemia.

       Tapeworm infection: there will be no obvious symptoms. The main reason is that the body segments of tapeworms adhere to feces, anal hair, or dry segments scattered in the environment.

       Q: no eggs were found in stool examination. Do you still need to expel them?

       A: the most commonly used sampling method for fecal examination is to use the feces adhering to the thermometer when taking the temperature for examination under the microscope. Therefore, such sampling can not represent the actual state. If eggs are found, it means that 100% of the patients may be infected. If no eggs are found, it does not mean that there is no parasite infection in the body, so it is generally used The so-called routine deworming is to carry out regular deworming programs regardless of parasite infection, so as to provide more protection for the health of cats.

       Q: my cats are not out of the house. Do I need regular deworming?

       A: it’s hard to predict what’s going on in the world. Even if you’ve given anthelmintic before, it doesn’t mean it’s 100% effective. Regular deworming is just to make up for the missing. In addition, your cat will always go to the beauty salon or the hospital, whether it is possible to make friends with other cats through the screen window, whether the soil inside the potted plants at home is contaminated by the feces of infected cats is always too many possibilities. Moreover, deworming is a simple, cheap and safe work. In order to love the health of cats, it is better to expel insects regularly!

       Q: can it be transmitted to people?

       A: Ascaris lumbricoides: they can infect cats and are too easy to infect humans.

       Ancylostoma: some rare species of Ancylostoma are transmitted to humans.

       Tapeworms: they don’t infect people directly.

       Q: how to know if there are parasites in cats?

       A: when cleaning the litter, the owner should pay attention to any abnormalities, which may be visible to the naked eye. When combing, they should pay attention to whether there are adherent amoeba like tapeworm segments around the anus. When cleaning the environment, they should pay attention to whether there are signs of fleas and black fine sand on the cat If it is impossible to distinguish the black sand and flea excreta, the black fine sand can be placed on the wet toilet paper. If the flea excreta is found, the color will slowly become reddish brown. If it is confirmed that there is flea infection, it is better to add tapeworm repellent and remove fleas at the same time.

       When the cat has related clinical symptoms, veterinarians will carry out a careful microscopic stool examination, or direct administration of comprehensive anthelmintic drugs to eliminate the cause of parasite infection. Whether your cat is vaccinated or has gastrointestinal symptoms, the veterinarian will conduct a stool examination. Only in this way can you ensure that your cat is not infected by this kind of endoparasites.