100% Natural Support for Symptoms of Parasites in Cats
Intestinal parasites can damage your cat’s digestive tract and interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients. These parasites are often passed through eggs in feces or directly to kittens in utero or through their mother’s milk.
Types of Parasites That Infect Cats
- Roundworms—The most common intestinal parasite affecting cats.
- The roundworm larvae if ingested by humans can invade sensitive organs such as the eye or the developing fetus.
- Hookworms—Hookworms can also infect humans that have a weaker immune system causing abdominal pain and enteritis.
- Heartworms—The most serious parasite that may lead to heart disease and early death.
- Heartworms are transmitted through mosquito bites and live in the major blood vessels of the lungs causing severe inflammation.
- Whipworms—Cats contract whipworms through soil, and feces.
- Tapeworm—Cats contract tapeworms by eating fleas.
Symptoms of Parasites in Cats
- Unusual licking, itching, biting, or scratching
- Poor appetite and weight loss
- General weakness and fatigue
- Hair loss, flaky skin, and skin sores
Microscopic Parasites That Affect Cats
There are also microscopic parasites called protozoa such as coccidian or toxoplasmosis that live inside the cells of the digestive tract.
- Toxoplasmosis—This microscopic parasite is transmitted through eggs or indirectly through infected raw meat causing a mild digestive upset.
Internal Parasites That Affect Cats
- Flukes, which are flatworms that can infect the intestine or liver
External Parasites That Affect Cats
- Ear Mites
At NHV, we have plant-based remedies formulated by veterinarians with 20+ years of experience that can be used in conjunction with your vet’s conventional treatment for parasites in cats. NHV’s main supplement to help with parasites in cats is Inulin PK - a natural herbal formulation with broad-spectrum action that acts as a natural dewormer and helps repair the damage caused by parasites.
Additional Support Tips
- Groom your cat regularly looking for any signs of parasites, and examine their feces looking for traces of worms.
- Keep the litter box clean and wash your hands.
- Talk to your vet about preventative measures such as deworming along with the inclusion of herbal supplements to help expel parasites naturally.
You can read more about parasites and deworming benefits on NHV’s blog.
NHV offers a wide range of natural remedies for cats that contain no additives or preservatives and are all safe to long-term use.
If you have questions about holistic remedies for symptoms of parasites in cats, ask an NHV expert because, at NHV, we want your cat to feel claw-tastic naturally.