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How are you I was wondering.
I have to cats both have had worms in the past & one i am still de-worming.
What is the possiblity that i have worms from playing w/ the cats like geting scratch or from being licked or from bitting the cats on its back or ears,from playing w/ them?
I know seems weird questions.
Thank you for your time I look forward to your feed back
P.s. I am up to date on all shoots
Yes, you can get worms from cats, however it is extremely difficult. The three worms that can be transmitted form cats are round worm, hook worm and tapeworm. Hook work is a variety of round worm. This sounds disgusting but to become infected with cat's round worm(especially the Hookworm variety) you have to have direct contact with cat's faeces or make contact with an area where a cat's defecations have been removed. The hook worm larvae penetrates the layers of the skin on contact. This results in a rash which should disappear after a couple of months at the most. They die under the skin which causes an inflammatory response, hence the rash and its sympoms of redness, soreness and itching. Cat's tapeworms are transmitted to humans from a cat in quite a different way. Fleas are an intermediate host of the tapeworm. The fleas eat the tapeworm. The eggs grow into the larval(infectious form) stage in the flea. If a human ingested a flea(pretty unlikely) is usually passes through the digestive tract and is expelled by normal means. However if eggs survive their journey, they can become active in the human gut. For this reason, its also important to wash hands thoroughly after contact with a cat and after you have changed the kitty litter tray. Wear gloves! And if your cat has worms be extra vigilent. You can even worm yoursllef by purchasing a product form your pharmacist.
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