WHAT ARE THESE WORMS CRAWLING AROUND MY CAT'S BUM?
Most likely your cat has tapeworms. Cats get tapeworms from eating fleas, mice, rabbits, and/or sheep. Inside cats can get them from fleas and house mice. Those 1/2 - 1 inch segments that you see crawling around the rectum are actually egg segments; not the whole worm. To confirm this, turn a sandwich baggie inside out; scoop up the segment(s); and bring them in for diagnosis, along with your cat's weight. We can supply you with the correct medication for tapeworms. Outside cats should be de-wormed for tapeworms every month during heavy mice-catching seasons; indoor cats should be de-wormed 4 - 6 times per year to protect your family and your pet.