Question by purplebunnies13: What is this grainy stuff my cat is shedding?
My cat has been shedding this weird grainy stuff that looks like sesame seeds but a little smaller. But it’s only there if he is laying in the same place for more than an hour. I can’t find it on him when I look through his fur. What is it, and should I be worried? AND how do I get rid of it?
Answer by Spike & Co.
It’s tapeworms! Call your vets for meds and the appropriate flea treatment. Here’s a link about tapeworms:
When you cat is cleaning himself he will sometimes ingest fleas. And, fleas cause tapeworms in cats.
Tapeworms do look like seeds, here’s an image: http://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/Dipylidium.JPG
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