- Where do kittens and cats worms?
- Worms in kittens and adult cats: symptoms
- How to conduct deworming kittens and cats
You know that most Pets who are not regularly de-worming, infected with worms? This is despite the fact that many of them never leave the apartment. The same applies to kittens. It would seem that where the kids can get worms because they just recently came to light? Unfortunately, practice shows the opposite: many kittens, including newborns, suffer from parasites. But how is the infection, what symptoms indicate it and how you get rid of worms in kitten and adult cat? About it in our article.
Where do kittens and cats worms?
If you’ve got a kitten or an adult cat with hands or took away from the street, be prepared for the fact that your new family member, most likely, already infected with helminths.
Parasites can be transmitted to kittens from an infected mother, in particular, even before the birth of the kittens while they are in the womb. Contact with other infected animals, the presence of ectoparasites (fleas, vlasiadou), poor conditions, poor feeding and eating raw foods (meat, fish) – this is one of the main ways of infection with helminths.
But even if Pets live in a supportive environment and have no contact with infected animals, there is always a risk that the eggs of the worms will be brought into the house on shoes or clothing of family members. In this case, the infected pet will only need to sniff things. Also, carry helminth eggs can blood-sucking insects: fleas, mosquitoes.
In the prophylactic treatment of worms is held 1 time per quarter. To discuss the flow you need with a veterinary technician.
Contrary to the stereotype, a pet out of the street may be infected with worms. Moreover, if you have never conducted deworming, he’s probably already environed. Unfortunately, infection with helminths virtually asymptomatic for quite a long time, but that is no reason to underestimate the problem.
Worms (they can live not only in the intestine but also in the liver, brain, lungs and other organs) secrete waste products that slowly but surely destroy on the localization of parasites. And also affects the immune system, making the body vulnerable to various infections.
Do not forget that many worms are dangerous to humans.
Worms in kittens and adult cats: symptoms
How to understand whether there are worms in your kitten or adult cat? The first time the infestation may be asymptomatic and appear only when it becomes very strong. Also, the symptoms directly linked to the health of a specific pet and what organ is infected. Nuances can be many, but among the General signs indicating infection, are the following:
- Dull coat
- Violation of stool (diarrhea and constipation)
- Weight loss
- Cough: marked by strong invasiveness, especially to lesions of the Ascaris
- Underdevelopment and signs of anemia. Especially pronounced in kittens.
It is important to understand that can manifest as multiple symptoms, and only one.
If a strong infestation in the stool or vomiting kitten you notice of adult parasites. Parasites collected in the balls, causing constipation and bowel obstruction.
Strong infestation poses a serious threat to the life of the pet. Especially if we are talking about immature kittens or cats whose health is undermined by chronic illness or the crisis period: pregnancy, operative intervention, etc.
How to conduct deworming kittens and cats
How you get rid of worms in a kitten or cat? Thanks to modern drugs it is easy to do. The main thing is to choose a quality suitable medication and strictly adhere to the instructions for use.
Don’t let the kittens de-worming cures for adult animals. It is dangerous for their health and life!
What a tablet from worms, you can give your pet? A popular drug for deworming kittens and cats Elanco Milbemax. It is a broad-spectrum anthelmintic, assignable as a therapeutic and prophylactic kitten from 2 months.
Before carrying out of deworming, carefully read the instructions. For example, Milbemax for kittens is given as a single dose, but other drugs can be administered in two stages, otherwise the treatment will be ineffective.
Be sure to make sure that the kitten has swallowed the pill. To do this, gently open the kitten’s mouth, place the tablet on the tongue and then slightly bend your head and Pat your baby on the neck down, stimulating gulp. But to mask the drug with food is not the best idea. “Deceived” the kitten is likely to ignore not only the pill but his entire dinner.
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Don’t forget that the deworming of kittens is an indispensable step before inoculation. You must hold it for 10-14 days before vaccination.
Be careful, take care of their Pets and they never get sick.