Physalopterosis is caused by the organism Physaloptera spp., a parasite that can infect a cat's gastrointestinal tract. Typically, only a few worms are present; in fact, single worm infections are common.
Respiratory parasites can be worms, or insects such as maggots or mites that live in the respiratory system, either in the passages or in the blood vessels. The infestation might affect the upper respiratory tract, including the nose, throat, and windpipe.
Coccidia infect a cat’s intestine causing coccidiosis, an intestinal tract infection that commonly causes diarrhea and is often confused with worms. Coccidia are not parasitic worms, they are microscopic parasites that live within cells of the intestinal lining.
Yes really. Cats can get heartworms, too. This is why monthly treatments are available to help keep your cats from getting them. But interestingly, the subject is not without its share of controversy. Not everyone agrees that cats should be subject to monthly doses of drugs to prevent a disease that’s not really as common as all...
Lungworms are a parasitic worm species that cause severe breathing (respiratory) problems. Cats that are allowed to roam outdoors and hunt rodents and birds are especially at risk for developing this type of parasitic infection.
In case you don’t know this about me I have a thing about where my pets’ food comes from. I want it to be healthy, wholesome and biologically appropriate to their species, of course, but I also care about the protein itself: Was it sustainably sourced? Humanely raised? Humanely slaughtered?