Issue 18: January 10
Dear Dr. Schelling,

Should I be concerned with my cat catching parasites like roundworms? My cat Toby spends most of his time indoors but when the weather is nice I like taking him out on leash walks.

Penelope and Toby

Dear Penelope,

Worms, or intestinal parasites, can affect all kittens and cats. Intestinal parasitism is one of the most common conditions in clinical veterinary practice and is frequently identified in outdoor cats.

Although your cat spends most of his time inside there is still a chance that he may become infected with a parasite. To learn more about how cats can become infected with parasites and the signs a cat may show when infected, check out this article on CAT PARASITES.

-Dr. Schelling
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