Person gets stomach-churning answer after asking social media what 'sesame-sized things' were on their bed

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By James Kay

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A person took to the internet to ask about some "sesame-sized things" that kept appearing on their bed - and the answer they got was incredibly disturbing.

Most of us will have been guilty of seeking advice on the internet about things and immediately coming to the absolute worst conclusions.

Sometimes when I have a stomach ache I will get myself straight onto online forums and either be told I'm dying or am pregnant - which is really alarming considering I'm a man.

But the internet isn't just good for health advice, it can also be used to ask about other things in life, as one Redditor found out the hard way.

Taking to the forum, they titled their post: "Keep finding these sesame seed size things on my bed."

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Expanding a little further, they wrote: "Does anyone know where these are coming from? I have been finding them on my bed for the past couple of weeks. I have two cats which I suspect is coming from them maybe. Please help!"

The Redditor was probably hoping for an innocent, normal explanation, but the answers he received were actually pretty disgusting.

One person came straight in with a no-nonsense reply, stating: "Worms from your cats a**."

Expanding, they went on: "You need to treat both cats with tapeworm medication. You can buy it from petsmart or order it from Amazon. Definitely don’t eat them they are not sesame seeds."

A second person said: "Yup it’s the cats. At some point they ate a flea that was carrying tapeworms. These are the tapeworm segments that come out of the cat and dry up. They are potentially something that you can ingest and have as well so get your cats to the vet and get some de-worming tablets."

The Redditor replied to the answers in a state of unease, saying: "It’s so odd because my cats are indoor and are both dewormed … I’m stressed."

Luckily, people were on hand to calm them down, as someone replied: "They can get them from fleas. It's solved easily and lots of cat owners have been through this. You'll be okay. Not sure where you are, but in my country we have a spray called indorex that does a good job of getting rid of fleas. Worms are easily fixed with tablets."

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Cats get tapeworms by ingesting fleas. Credit: daniel g/Getty

Luckily people in the comments were on hand with genuine advice to solve the problem!

As per PetMD, the best way to keep cats tapeworm-free is with flea and tick medication. But if tapeworms do occur, then both the cat and the environment must be treated so reoccurring infestations don't occur.

It sounds like it's pretty easy to get rid of, but that doesn't make it any less disgusting!

Featured image credit: Avatarmin/Getty

Person gets stomach-churning answer after asking social media what 'sesame-sized things' were on their bed

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

A person took to the internet to ask about some "sesame-sized things" that kept appearing on their bed - and the answer they got was incredibly disturbing.

Most of us will have been guilty of seeking advice on the internet about things and immediately coming to the absolute worst conclusions.

Sometimes when I have a stomach ache I will get myself straight onto online forums and either be told I'm dying or am pregnant - which is really alarming considering I'm a man.

But the internet isn't just good for health advice, it can also be used to ask about other things in life, as one Redditor found out the hard way.

Taking to the forum, they titled their post: "Keep finding these sesame seed size things on my bed."

size-full wp-image-1263246751
Credit: Reddit

Expanding a little further, they wrote: "Does anyone know where these are coming from? I have been finding them on my bed for the past couple of weeks. I have two cats which I suspect is coming from them maybe. Please help!"

The Redditor was probably hoping for an innocent, normal explanation, but the answers he received were actually pretty disgusting.

One person came straight in with a no-nonsense reply, stating: "Worms from your cats a**."

Expanding, they went on: "You need to treat both cats with tapeworm medication. You can buy it from petsmart or order it from Amazon. Definitely don’t eat them they are not sesame seeds."

A second person said: "Yup it’s the cats. At some point they ate a flea that was carrying tapeworms. These are the tapeworm segments that come out of the cat and dry up. They are potentially something that you can ingest and have as well so get your cats to the vet and get some de-worming tablets."

The Redditor replied to the answers in a state of unease, saying: "It’s so odd because my cats are indoor and are both dewormed … I’m stressed."

Luckily, people were on hand to calm them down, as someone replied: "They can get them from fleas. It's solved easily and lots of cat owners have been through this. You'll be okay. Not sure where you are, but in my country we have a spray called indorex that does a good job of getting rid of fleas. Worms are easily fixed with tablets."

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Cats get tapeworms by ingesting fleas. Credit: daniel g/Getty

Luckily people in the comments were on hand with genuine advice to solve the problem!

As per PetMD, the best way to keep cats tapeworm-free is with flea and tick medication. But if tapeworms do occur, then both the cat and the environment must be treated so reoccurring infestations don't occur.

It sounds like it's pretty easy to get rid of, but that doesn't make it any less disgusting!

Featured image credit: Avatarmin/Getty