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Deworming Kittens: How to have a Healthy Cat

kittens can be born with worms

transmitted from their mother most of

the time we won't see these worms in the

stool this is why deworming is so

important at a young age most deworming

program start as early as two to three

weeks of age deworming kills adult stage

of the worm as eggs hatch additional

deworming is necessary for this reason

your veterinarian will likely recommend

multiple doses the most common types of

worms and kittens include round worms

hook worms and tapeworms

however there are other common parasites

such as coccidia Giardia and Toxoplasma

that can infect your kitten some worms

and parasites are zoonotic that means

they can also infect people there are

many clinical signs and kittens some may

include a poor hair coat a pot-bellied

appearance soft stool or diarrhea

vomiting lethargy or even weight loss

however many kittens will show no signs

at all it is important to understand

that different worms and parasites

require different medications this is

why you should bring a stool sample to

your veterinarian for the proper

diagnosis the sample should be as fresh

as possible you may keep it refrigerated

until you can take it to your

veterinarian if your kitten does test

positive for a worm or parasite your

veterinarian will prescribe the proper

medication to clear the infection after

the course of treatment your

veterinarian will ask you to bring an

additional fecal sample to make sure

your kitten is clear from the parasite I

recommend that you ask your veterinarian

about a deworming protocol specifically

for your kitten I hope this video has

been helpful and thanks for watching