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Q: Flakes in cats bedding?

March 8, 2011 | By Frankie2011 | 2 answers | Expired: 1124 days ago

I don't know what these flakes are. Flakes do not move and look like brown rice, but much smaller. Cats have had for awhile.

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Kelly
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Mar 08, 2011

It's hard to say for sure without seeing it. It could be dried up tapeworm segments. If that's what it is, you should also see segments around the cats' anus & also in the feces. It will look like white rice. It could also possibly be flea dirt. Of course if a cat is ingesting fleas, it usually ends up with tapeworms. Flea dirt usually looks more like black pepper flakes than dried rice. You can determine if its flea dirt by using a wet cotton ball to pick up some of the flakes. If it turns reddish-brown when it dissolves, it's probably flea dirt. Your vet can usually diagnose tapeworm with a simple stool sample. If diagnosed, the vet will probably treat them with Droncit.

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Michele Z.
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Mar 08, 2011

If the "flakes" look more like sesame seeds than brown rice, they may be indicative of tape worms.

Kelly (below) provided a good answer. If it isn't obvious, you need to schedule a vet exam for your cat!

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