|Purred: Sat Apr 30, '11 1:09am PST |
|Sounds more like Giardia to me.And it is not a worm , it is a protozoan (single celled organism) parasite which is found in the small intestine of vertebrates including mammals. Infection with Giardia lamblia causes giardiasis. Here is one of MANY links I saw;
If large numbers of trophozoites develop the cat will develop symptoms which include;
Foul smelling stools, often yellowish, foamy/frothy.
How is giardiasis treated?
Metronidazole (trade name Flagyl) is an antibiotic used to treat giardiasis.
Furazolidone is another antibiotic which is used to treat protozoal infections too.
Fenbendazole which is a drug used to control certain worms is another drug which may be prescribed to treat giardiasis.
Your veterinarian will prescribe whichever drug they feel is best to treat giardiasis in your cat.
So if you also have these problems, I would strongly suggest you see your vet as soon as you can, because all of you can get this.
I will purr real hard that this is NOT your problem and that is something that will resolve very quickly! Best of luck and please keep us all posted as to what it turns out to be..
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