Welcome to week two of “Ask a Cat Lady” with Sarah Donner. The gist: You ask Sarah a question in the comments section and she answers it IN SONG. Yes, really. Let’s make this happen, kitties! ÔÇö Your Friendly Neighborhood Catster Editors

Does your kitten have warm, runny, pungent, pancake-batter-like poops? It is quite likely that he or she has WORMS! Worms come in many shapes and sizes. Most kittens get their worms from their mommas. It’s a hot mess that they tend to step in. Then they leave paw prints on the floor that are not so cute. The worm of choice this year (for my fosters) has been coccidia. Coccidia enjoy soft, warm, dimly lit nether regions and walks on the beach.

If you haven’t guessed by now, this week’s Ask a Cat Lady question is about worms! Hit the play button above and sing along with this week’s lyrics:

Worms
by Sarah Donner

I’m just a kitten on the streets
I have these worms inside of me
It’s not my fault though, can’t you see?
My mother gave them to me

They’re wreaking havoc on my soul
Inside my bowels I lose control
I swear the box is my sole goal
I’m just too slow sometimes

I’m no parasite, you see
They live deep inside of me
Inside of me

Leave it to the professionals
To give me meds that make me well
And on the bed we can cuddle
You won’t have to fear puddles

Once I’m dewormed I’ll feel so good
I’ll be able to digest food
Nom nom nom nom
Nom nom nom nom

I’m no parasite, you see
They live deep inside of me
And through my colon they will pass
We can kick these worms right out my ass

Pet stores do sell over-the-counter remedies for worms (which I have tried), but it’s best to see your vet so they can diagnose exactly which worm it is and kick it out. Luckily it’s a fairly easy fix, and well worth the trip. Don’t wait too long, because kittens can become dehydrated quickly when they are losing fluids fast and fierce!

I gleaned a good bit of information from PetEducation.com, Petside.com, and my brain (the part about nether regions) for this week’s song. Want your question to be featured in an Ask a Cat Lady video column? Leave a comment below or e-mail me at sarahATsarahdonnerDOTcom.

Clumping for you,
Sarah Donner

P.S. See and hear Sarah’s previous song about pregnant cats and catnip.