Georgetown Animal Clinic, PC

5155 Sheridan Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221



Roundworms in Cats


Think your indoor cat can't get parasites? Do you perform intestinal parasite testing and deworming on your cat? In New York State, eleven counties have positive testing rates at more than 10%.

  • Other animals and people in the home that go outside can bring in parasites that affect indoor cats
  • Flies, Roaches, and rodents can carry roundworm eggs. Cats are natural hunters and could become exposed
  • 15 percent of potting soil contains roundworm eggs
  • Roundworms are prolific egg producers, producing as many as 24,000 eggs per day
  • 40 percent of immune-compromised people have a pet at home