Cat Worming Schedule-When To Worm Your Cat

Parasitic worms are an extremely common parasite in cats. There are several types of worm that commonly affect cats which include:

Kittens become infected with hookworms and roundworms via their mother in-utero or when they are young kittens. Tapeworms are spread via fleas.

Worms are more than a nuisance, they can have severe health problems in cats and especially young kittens. Not only that, but they may also infect humans. Symptoms of worms in cats may include:

Worm kittens as follows:

  • Every 2 weeks from 2 weeks of age until 12 weeks of age.
  • Every month from 12 weeks of age until 6 months.
  • Every three months from 6 months.

What worming medication is best for my cat?

There are many excellent worming products on the market for kittens and cats. These include:

  • Worming paste
  • Spot on worming treatments
  • Worming tablets or chews

Many products cover other common parasites such as fleas, heartworm and ticks. Therefore it is always recommended you speak to your cat’s veterinarian to decide which will be the most effective parasite treatment for your cat’s individual situation.


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