Cats and kittens
can be infested with two types of feline tapeworms. Fleas carry
the most common type, and rodents carry the less common type. Tapeworm
segments are often visible on the surface of your pets stool.
They usually appear as short (1/2-3/4), flat, white particles,
that when first passed are mobile; or they may be passed still connected
in a long, flat string. Dry segments may stick to your pets
hair, and look similar to a grain of rice. Until recently, the only
effective control has required a prescription. However, this drug
(Praziquantel) is now available without a prescription, and is 100%
effective in ridding your pet of both types of feline tapeworms.