|Purred: Fri Jul 31, '09 5:18pm PST |
|I went to clean our kitties litter boxes today, we use a petsmart litter locker (like a diaper genie for cat litter), and found it was time to empty it so when I opened it up there were several tiny (rice sized) maggots/larvae inside. It's the first time this has happened in 5ish months since getting it, we haven't changed how often we empty it or anything and I'm thinking it may be related to having another cat in the house, Ember, our stray who's been here a month. I had to have my husband clean it (I'm super squemish around bugs), so I can't give any specifics but could this mean the mom cat has worms? There weren't any tears in the liner so I don't know how they would have gotten in there, but I'm worried it could mean our cats are already having health problems or will because of this, am I just overworrying?
We're taking Ember in to get her checked out on Monday anyway so if she has worms it could be dealt with then but should I be taking any precautions or looking for any signs of further trouble? Anybody know what I could do to prevent this in the future?
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