Tapeworms are a type of parasitic worm that can infect cats, including Maine Coons. They are usually transmitted through the ingestion of infected fleas or by eating infected small mammals, such as mice.

Symptoms of tapeworm infection in cats may include weight loss, diarrhea, and the presence of small, rice-like segments around the anus or in the feces. Tapeworms can also be transmitted to humans, so it is very important to take steps to prevent and treat tapeworm infections in your cat.

To prevent tapeworm infections in your Maine Coon, it is important to practice good hygiene, such as regularly cleaning your cat’s litter box and washing your hands after handling it. It would be best if you also considered using a monthly preventative medication to protect your cat against tapeworms and other parasites.

If you suspect that your Maine Coon may have a tapeworm infection, it is important to consult your veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment. They will be able to recommend the most appropriate course of action to rid your cat of the worms and prevent future infections.

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