How to deworm your cat?
Deworming your cat is essential, even if it does not leave the apartment. This keeps him healthy and prevents you and your family from being infected. Even kittens are susceptible to infestation.
Deworming is an essential preventive measure to fight against your cat’s internal parasites. The worms can cause serious damage to the organs and you too may be infected. The kitten must be dewormed very early with suitable products and the treatment must be regular throughout its life.PlayUnmuteLoaded : 0%Progress : 0%Remaining Time -3:31Fullscreen
At what age should you start deworming your cat?
Why deworm your cat?
Deworming your cat should not be considered incidental, even for cats that never go out. Worms can be responsible for very serious and sometimes irreversible damage to different organs of your cat. Some parasites can be transmitted to humans and be dangerous. Children are particularly exposed because the notions of hygiene are not always very well acquired. Even in an apartment, your cat is likely to be parasitized. You can bring home worms, eggs or larvae under your shoes or on your clothes. Once ingested, the eggs or worms will settle and grow in the digestive tract. The larvae can seriously damage certain organs of your cat while feeding on its blood and food. For a kitten, these parasites represent an even greater danger which can be fatal.
The kitten must be dewormed
The kitten must be dewormed very early. Indeed, the contamination can take place in the womb of its mother. If it is parasitized, it can transmit the worms within its reach during gestation. Babies can also ingest worms while nursing. It is therefore essential to deworm the pregnant cat as well as the kittens.
How often do you deworm your cat?
How does the dewormer work?
Deworming kills worms in the digestive tract. There are two most common types of worms. These are roundworms, which are round worms that can be transmitted to humans, and cestodes, which are flatworms. The wormer for cats is not a preventive measure, but only curative. It will act at the time of the catch, this is why it is necessary to deworm your cat on a regular basis.
When should you deworm your cat?
It’s hard to know whenyour cat is infested. He may look healthy, but be parasitized. Certain symptoms should alert you. This is the case if you see eggs or larvae in the feces, if your cat is vomiting or has diarrhea, if he is anemic or if his coat is dull. The worms can cause a drop in weight or vitality. The excessively bloated belly of kittens can also be a sign. Don’t wait for these symptoms to appear before deworming your cat. Deworming is recommended two to four times a year depending on your cat’s lifestyle. If your pet never goes out, two annual dewormers are sufficient. On the contrary, if your cat goes out a lot, you should deworm it four times a year, at each change of season. Kittens must receive special and appropriate treatment. At the start of its life, your kitten should be dewormed every two weeks for the first month, then every month until the age of six months. The pregnant cat must be treated a few days before the mating, around 45th day of gestation and after parturition.
Which cat dewormer to choose?
The worming for cats come in the form of tablets or pipettes . It is important to choose the dewormer with the greatest possible field of action, that is to say the one which is active on most digestive worms. The tablets should be swallowed by your cat. They can be presented in a treat to facilitate their absorption. Others are in the form of pipettes whose liquid is to be deposited on the skin. Both forms of dewormers are very effective.