Deworming cats regularly helps ensure their health and prevents the spread of parasites.

Cats can acquire worms from hunting and parasites such as fleas. They are a nuisance that can also affect their owner’s health.

What are some internal cat parasites?

The most common internal parasites are roundworms and tapeworms.

What are worm infestation symptoms in cats?

Often, no symptoms at all, but you can see diarrhea, vomiting, and failure to gain weight. Kittens may have a big “potbelly”.

Do worms affect humans?

Yes, humans can contract roundworms, especially children who may not adhere to strict hygiene practices like adults.

What is the deworming schedule?

Kittens should be dewormed at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks (usually by the breeder) and then at 12 and 16 weeks. Again at 6 months, then as an adult. Once a year is recommended for a strictly adult cat, but for an outdoor cat that hunts monthly during the summer may be best.

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