Ok, here is the full story. I found a cat, looks about a year old. All the no-kill shelters here are full, so I isolated her and took her to the vet.
I told the vet that if the cat was healthy enough she'd be integrated with other cats soon. The cat was FIV/FLV negative, no fleas, no ear/eye/etc problems. The vet NEGLECTED to mention what would happen in deworming.....he gave her a solution to pass any worms she might have.
She went home and shared a litter box with my two cats, then I gave her to my parents who have two cats. A few days ago my mom said she was passing dead worms.
I called the vet and he apologized and said to get everyone tested in a few weeks. But I have a lot of questions I really want to make sure they are right.
- I heard the eggs are the problem. the cat is passing dead worms, so are the eggs alive?
- Is it too late to avoid infection by cleaning? should I clean the litterbox/floor etc...my cats have no front claws (adopted that way) and track litter everywhere, so I just vacuum, but I'm scared this wont work.
- should I clean using bleach or is vacuuming and emptying the box ok?
- is there any chance I have hook/roundworms? I do kiss my cats on the head and sometimes the toes.
how can I deal with contamination in regard to me?
maybe the eggs are already dead in deworming and I"m totally over-reacting....sorry i'm pretty upset...all I had to do was isolate the **** cat and this wouldn't have happened
please help me out and thanks a lot for your comments...i've never had to deal with this before so I don't know what to do.