How to Deworm my cat? – What Tablets to Use and How

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At what age do I de-worm my kitten?

Kittens 6 to 16 weeks of age should be de-wormed every three weeks.

From 4 months onward cats and kittens should be de-wormed every 3 months.

What are the symptoms that my cat or kitten has worms?

What are the types of intestinal worms that cats become infected with:

Tapeworm

More information on Tapeworm in cats

Hookworms

Hookworms are very small worms that have hook like mouth parts that burrow into your cat’s intestinal wall and suck blood. They can cause anemia, black or bloody diarrhea and sometimes death in kittens.

Most often found in humid tropical areas.

Roundworms

Cats can become infected with roundworms by eating infected lizards, mice, birds and bugs. They can also become infected from ingesting soil contaminated by infected faeces.

Other types of worms

Which de-worming medication should I use for my kitten?

Listed below are some of the available medications.

Revolution for cats

Spot-on application designed to prevent fleas and heartworm, also controls ear mites, hookworms and roundworms.

Advocate

Treatment of Fleas
Treatment of gastrointestinal worms

Advantage Multi

Treatment of Fleas
Treatment of gastrointestinal worms

Advocate and Advantage Multi are the same product. It is marketed under Advantage Multi in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Central America

Drontal

Tablet. For cats and kittens 4 weeks of age and older. A single dose effectively removes hookworms, roundworm and tapeworms from cats. Also available as a spot-on

Felex Plus Allwormer Paste

A paste for the control of gastrointestinal worms in kittens and cats including roundworm, hookworm and tapeworm

Ask your vet for the best worm medication for your cat or kitten. De-Worming medications come in several forms such as tablets, paste and spot-ons. You can usually buy worming medication over the counter at your vets without the cost of a consultation fee. Microscopic examination of your cat’s stool may be necessary.

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