How can an indoor cat get worms?

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  1. How can an indoor cat get worms?
  2. What is wrong with my kittens back legs?
  3. What is wrong with my cats back legs?
  4. Why are my cat's back legs weak?

How can an indoor cat get worms?

So how do indoor cats get infected with worms? Indoor cats will hunt just about anything in your home. Rodents, insects, and other household pests harbor worm eggs, which are passed on to your cat when he devours them. Mice and the common house fly are just two of the many critters that can carry roundworms eggs.

What is wrong with my kittens back legs?

Swimmer syndrome is a congenital condition that can occur in young kittens, causing the legs (typically the hind limbs) to splay laterally. The kitten may have a frog-like posture, with the hips jutting out to the side of the body and the feet facing sideways, rather than placed underneath the body.

What is wrong with my cats back legs?

Although there can be a number of causes, one of the most common and painful in cats is a saddle thrombus. In this case, a thrombus, or a blood clot, lodges at the aortic bifurcation (where the vessel splits into the two arteries that supply the rear limbs), blocking or compromising the blood flow to the rear legs.

Why are my cat's back legs weak?

Infectious Diseases. A variety of infections -- viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic -- can affect the spinal cord, leading to rear leg weakness in cats. ... Protozoal infections including toxoplasmosis, and parasites such as verminous myelitis, may also cause spinal cord inflammation that impacts a cat's motor skills.