Intestinal Worming for Cats
Kittens should be wormed fortnightly from 6 weeks until 12 weeks old. This particularly important against roundworm, tapeworm and hookworm.
Over 12 weeks of age- once a month until 6 months old.
Cats over 6 months old- once every 3 months.
We recommend worming with either:
- Felex Plus Paste
- Revolution or Advocate - spot on formulations applied to the back of the neck once a month, treats roundworm and hookworm as well as heartworm, and can be a easy way to treat cats that are difficult to give oral medications to.
- Profender - a spot on formulation that treats intestinal worms
Public health issues with intestinal worms
- Discourage kittens or cats licking young children's faces.
- Make sure children wash their hands, and do not place their fingers in their mouth, after handling kittens or cats.