I have taken over an adult cat (eight years) for the past year and have never had a cat before. She is both an indoor and outdoor cat. She loves to be out on shorter adventures during the summer.
I have heard that cats, especially when they are out, can get worms in their stomachs. I suspect she has been affected by this but am not sure as I do not know the symptoms of this.
She licks herself a lot in the back (more than usual) and is therefore somewhat irritated. It may also look like something light worm-like is coming out.
How do I diagnose worm and what type of worm it is?
I have understood that there are different remedies for worms depending on the variety, but that there is also a remedy for several different types of worms.
What do you recommend?
Roundworm and tapeworm are common, your cat may have some of this and it sounds most like tapeworm of what you write.
Drontal (prescription) helps against roundworm, hookworm and tapeworms in cats.
Axilur is also another drug that is effective against most worms.
It is not prescription-only.
I would recommend trying it out in your case, for sure.
Follow the dosage on the package carefully.