Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Simpsonville, SC
The cat doesn't even really need to HAVE fleas to have tapeworm. It comes from injesting the fleas. Since cats are such meticulous groomers, any flea on the cat was most likely groomed away (ie, eaten) before you noticed.
Mine had tapeworm shortly after I adopted him and I had never seen a flea on him (though I'm not sure if I had it at the shelter or got it when he came home).
"There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast."