Question by garce44: What’s wrong with my cat?
My cat today (male/neutered, about 18 months old) puked up an alfredo noodle looking worm that was still moving around 3-4 inches and about a half in in width. Not round, but flat and somewhat coiled. It was with a larger than normal hairball also. I assumed it was a tapeworm but did some research and found out that they typically don’t vomit them up and they are rice like. I don’t think they are roundworms because obviously it wasn’t round like I explained but the length and coloration was congruent with those symptoms.
The cat has been it’s usual self as much as I can recall and has never had a hairball with this specimen before. It’s stool and anus appear to be normal. I didn’t save the worm because like I said I assumed it was tape but if he does it again I’ll bring it and him to the Vet. I can’t imagine him eating anything that would resemble what I explained? Any thoughts?
He’s a tough little bugger so he’ll be able to wait to be taken in tomorrow with some monitoring
The source for ringworms said they were round and the picture had shown it was almost earthworm looking. If they can be flat then that is most likely his diagnosis… and whoever was ignorant to say he’ll “die now” is just being ridiculous…
aha sorry I meant to say roundworms…
It goes away after about 4 months so i’m going to try treatment and reevaluate the situation…
Answer by jennlovesanimals326
Roundworms are not round hon. They look like alfredo noodles, here is a link with more information
Normally, worms are not vomited, but passed in the feces, however it is possible for a cat to vomit out a worm.
You should contact your vet to be sure, don’t wait for him to do it again, worms do not go away and can cause all sorts of intestinal problems. Bring a fresh stool sample to the vet with you, so that it can be looked at under the microscope to check for eggs. It can wait until tomorrow though, just don’t wait too long.
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