themselves to the intestinal tract
where they attach themselves to the walls and feed on the
oxygen-carrying blood and can cause anemia
symptoms: pale gums, weakness, sometimes black, tarry stools). These hookworms have long life spans and can live as long as your cat...Hookworms require treatment with a strong wormer. Please discuss with your Vet!
Because the worms are ingested through contaminated food or
water, moist surfaces and feces, re-infection is common. Therefore, you want to isolate kitty in a room while he is in treatment. Also, you will want to ensure that all areas of the home, including his isolation room are thoroughly clean (especially where he sleeps and goes to the bathroom). Be sure to wear shoes or other protective footgear when cleaning the litter box because the worms can be absorbed through the skin by
people. Pay particular attention to any accumulation of water in containers and even small ponds. Unfortunately, are no vaccines for hookworms, so the best way to protect Kitten is by being vigilant.
Do not panic. This is a common and an easily treated condition. According to the Cornell Feline Health Center the prevalence of hookworm infections in North America is between 10% and 60%.
Kitty will be much the better after he is attended to. Simba