Intestinal Parasites in Cats and How to Treat Them


Cats can get a variety of intestinal parasites. Some of these are often referred to as “worms.” Outdoor cats and indoor/outdoor cats who are exposed to soil where other animals defecate are at risk for infection. While intestinal parasite are usually easily treated, cats who do not receive regular veterinary care, especially kittens, can develop complications from internal parasites.

In a recent article for, I provided information on the various types of parasites, how to recognize and treat infection, and how to prevent your cat from getting these parasites in the first place. Click here to read the full article.

5 Comments on Intestinal Parasites in Cats and How to Treat Them

  1. Sue Brandes
    April 30, 2015 at 5:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you Ingrid. Always good to know.

  2. JaspurrandDude
    April 30, 2015 at 12:55 pm (2 years ago)

    I give my indoor/outdoor cats diatomaceous earth every day in their food. Keeps them parasite free.

    • Michelle Parker
      April 30, 2015 at 11:03 pm (2 years ago)

      What exactly is diatomaceous earth? How does it affect the cat? How much is it? How much do the cats get? I would be very interested to know I have four indoor cats and one outdoor cat. Do they like the taste and do you also have a natural remedy for fleas that does not require water?

  3. Janine
    April 30, 2015 at 7:42 am (2 years ago)

    I’ve seen some horrible cases of worms working for a rescue.


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