Northam Veterinary Centre
Is your cat a little ‘Wormy’
Don’t ignore intestinal worming. It is important part of caring for your cat. We know that giving your cat a tablet can be a nightmare sometimes, but we are here to help. Our vets are happy to give your cat a worming tablet when they come visit us for a general health check. We can even provide you with a topical worming treatment so there’s not even a tablet involved!
Adult cats should be wormed every three months. Cats that stay outdoors most of the time, may need to be wormed every 6 weeks.
Here are the most common intestinal worms in cats:
1. Roundworms: The eggs of these worms can remain in environment for several years. A cat can become infected after directly ingesting the eggs or after eating a rat/mice that is infected. Sometimes worms can be passed from the mother to the kitten during lactation.
2. Tapeworms: These are long and flat worms. They are passed in cat’s faeces and transmitted by fleas. Infestation can occur when a cat swallows an infected flea during grooming.
3. Hookworms: These worms can cause damage to gut lining and hence cause weight reduction and potential blood loss.
When it comes to protecting your cat against these worms
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