Cat Deworming

Cats can acquire worms from hunting and from parasites such as fleas. They are a nuisance that can also affect their owner’s health.

What are some internal cat parasites?

The most common internal parasites are roundworms and tapeworms.

What are worm infestation symptoms in cats?

Often, no symptoms at all, but you can see diarrhea, vomiting, and failure to gain weight. Kittens may have a big “potbelly”.

Do worm affect humans?

Yes, people can acquire roundworms primarily. This is more of a concern in children who tend not have as good hygiene practices as adults.

What is the deworming schedule?

Kittens should be dewormed at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks (usually by the breeder) and then at 12 and 16 weeks. Again at 6 months, then as an adult. Once a year is recommended for a strictly adult cat, but for an outdoor cat that hunts monthly during the summer may be best.


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