Deworming Your Kitten

 

Most young kittens are infested with worms as it’s passed to them from their mother’s milk.

The most typical worms found in kittens are:

  • Tapeworms
  • Roundworms and
  • Hookworms.

These worms are heavy burdens for your new bundle of joy because they can cause all kinds of health problems. If your kitten has not yet been dewormed and you notice one or more of these symptoms, take action now:

  • Weight loss (even if your kitten eats)
  • Vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Irritation around the anus (he might rub against furniture or on the grass)
  • Pot-bellied appearance
  • Dull coat.

What are the dangers if I don’t deworm my kitten?

Most parasites live in your kitten’s intestines which means if you don’t deworm him these parasites may become life-threatening.
If you neglect to deworm your kitten, you might be at risk too! Roundworms can be transmitted to humans and cause serious infections.

Deworm your kitten regularly

Vets recommend that you deworm your new kitten at four weeks. Bob Martin has made it easy to deworm your kitten. You only have to use the Bob Martin 3 in 1 Dewormer for Cats once. It kills the most common worms in one dose. When your kitten is an adult he will need to be dewormed again. Read about the Bob Martin Vetcare Easy To Use Dewormer for Cats & Kittens here