When should the kitten be dewormed?

The intestinal parasite that is relevant for deworming kittens is roundworm.

Roundworm can be transmitted from the mother cat to the kitten during lactation, and the kitten can also become infected during its first life if there is roundworm in the environment.

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If it is suspected that the kitten has been infected with roundworm (eg if it is raised in an environment where there are many other cats), it is recommended that the breeder deworm the kitten several times before moving to his new home and then the cat mother is dewormed at the same time.

Recommendations for deworming in kittens:

  • It is usually recommended that the first deworming takes place at 4-6 weeks of age.
  • Then every two weeks (if you are taking medicines containing pyrantel) or every 4 weeks (if you are taking medicines containing fenbendazole or flubendazole).
  • Once in their new home, the kitten usually does not need to be dewormed several times against roundworm if it does not show symptoms of having a worm. If the cat will continue to only stay indoors, you will probably not need to deworm it more times.
  • If the cat stays outdoors and catches prey, you need to deworm if you see signs of worm (tapeworm or tapeworm). If you are unsure whether the cat needs to be dewormed or not, it may be wise to take a stool sample and send it in. There are ready-made kits for stool samples to buy in many web shops that offer cat products for sale.

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