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Kitten Advice – Worming

How do kittens get worms?

Kittens can pick up worm eggs from their environment, they are microscopic and are often invisible to the naked eye but can be carried in to our homes on shoes and clothing.

Why should we worm kittens?

Worm parasites attach themselves to the lining of your kitten’s intestine and steal the nutrients they need from the food your kitten eats. They would therefore prevent your kitten from getting all the nutrition they need to grow and thrive. Some worms invade other parts of their body and can cause multiple organ problems.

Could your kitten have worms if you’ve never seen worms in their poo?

Yes! There are many different types of worms your kitten could have, most of them are microscopic so cannot be seen to the naked eye when shed in their faeces.

How do we get rid of these nasty worms?

Regularly worming your kitten with the best product advised by our vets will kill any worms they may have picked up and reduces the amount of eggs shed in to your home and the environment.

When should we worm kittens?

We currently recommend worming your kitten and adult cats every month to keep on top of any worm burden and stop worms shedding eggs.

Keep your kitten covered against worms for life – and save some money too – with our Health Plan.

If you have any more questions or if you’d like to book your kitten in for a complimentary initial check up, call 01439 771166 to talk to one of our friendly team.

 

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