Worming Cats & Dogs
Parasites don’t want to kill your kitten or puppy, they want to feed off it. Our goal is to prevent that from happening. Intestinal parasites you can control them with a proper deworming schedule. Hookworms and roundworms are common intestinal worms found in puppies and kittens.
Roundworms compete with your pet for food, while hookworms live on blood, causing anemia.
They can cause rough hair coats, diarrhea, malnutrition progressing to intestinal obstruction, and anemia are some common issues caused by worms.
Feed the pet – not the parasites
That is why we deworm dogs and cats. Don’t wait until you are sure your pet has parasites because they have already caused damage at this point.
DE-WORMING PUPPIES AND KITTENS
Worms in puppies and kittens are common. The growth phase of their life is when they are most at risk. Knowing when to worm puppies and kittens is important.
Deworm puppies and kittens at 2, 4, 6, & 8 weeks of age, then again at 12 & 16 weeks of age.
- Deworm again at 6 months and 1 year.
- Then deworm as an adult.
ADULTS – WORMING DOGS AND CATS
If you think your dog or cat is a big hunter, they will need more frequent deworming.
- General Dog or Cat Worming: Twice a year for life.
- Dogs put everything in their mouth and need deworming twice a year to eliminate the parasites they will pick up.
- Deworm outside cats twice a year for the same reason.
- Cats that are strictly inside animals: Deworm once a year.
- Cats that like to hunt: 3 times a year may be necessary.
NEWLY ACQUIRED ANIMALS
No matter what the history or age, think they have parasites!
Deworm immediately and repeat in 2 weeks.