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Found dead dried out looking worm on floor- need worming advice

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I found a dried worm on the floor. It was pink and about two inches long. I'm housebound at the moment so I couldn't have brought the worm in on my shoes. It must have come out of our new one year old cat. I found it shortly after mopping up a pool of her diahrhea (spelling?) I am guessing from all this that the cat has worms. The last time I saw a cat with worms they were long wet white things dangling out of the backside. Are there several different types?

Can we just get worming tablets or do we have to take her to the vet?

Is there a particular kind of worming tablet that we should get?

What happens after she takes the tablet? Will she have diahrhea all over the flat?

Their eggs aren't air borne are they? I've been clearing out the litter tray and it's quite dusty. Don't like to think I've been breathing them in. Yuck yuck yuck.
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Because it is so long, it could be a roundworm, though they generally are white. They look like long strands of spaghetti noodles.

You should run a fecal to the vet though for a check- then they will give you the proper medicine if it is needed. But, it might not be a worm from your cat- hard to say really.
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I presume you have same medicines in US as Sweden. Here the most common worm-medicines is Axilur - takes all the usual worms, and Banminth, takes roundworms and some of the other usual.

Banminth is easier to give and milder to the cat. Therefore given per preference to kittens or sick cats.

As here it is either roundmask - or a mistake, so try out Banminth.

(if you contact vet which is wise, ask if Banminth is OK).

Edit: Oh, you are from Korea, not US. Still the answer is essentially the same.
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Originally Posted by hissy
Because it is so long, it could be a roundworm, though they generally are white. They look like long strands of spaghetti noodles.

You should run a fecal to the vet though for a check- then they will give you the proper medicine if it is needed. But, it might not be a worm from your cat- hard to say really.
Hissy- I've been meaning to ask you...It's about time for Lola to go to the vet for a checkup and I'm going to get a fecal done...I have multiple litter boxes, but they both use all of them. How can I make sure I collect the right sample?
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