Cat wormer: how should it be used?

Unlike the dogs, who give visual symptoms of intestinal diseases when infected like being pale and loss of appetite, the cats show symptoms less. In worming the cats, unlike the dogs which can be dewormed for three consecutive days, and then during an interval of two to three months, there are factors to consider before worming the cats with cat wormer. Some of the few are the age, the level of infection, the maternity conditions and the environment to which he lives.

Before we proceed on how cat wormer should be used based on the above mentioned factor, we should have a background on what and how intestinal parasites affect an infected cats.

Typically, the common parasites that infect the cat are the tapeworms, the hookworms and the roundworms. Tapeworm is one of the most common parasites that affect canine and feline animals. This is for the reason that tapeworms can be transmitted easily through various means such as dirty environment, through infected animals, scattered feces and the like. If you suspect your pet cat to be infested, he should be able to show one or more of the symptoms like upset digestion, vomiting and itching of the bottom.

Tapeworms can be treated by administering proper dosage of cat wormer. Products containing the ingredients called “praziquantel” or “epsiprantel” are most reliable cat wormer for tapeworms.

Hookworms on the other hand, as the name suggest, hook themselves to the intestines of the cat. Hookworms feed on the blood of the animals. For this reason, this can cause digestive problems and visual loss of weight. This parasite gives severe problem to the infected cat as hookworms cause severe anemia and even threat death among young animals.

Cat wormers for hookworms vary depending on the severity of the infection. Therefore it is a must that a veterinarian should be consulted prior to the administration of the treatment.

For kittens, most veterinarian prescribe that cat wormer should be given at six, eight, ten and 12 weeks of age. Care should be taken when a cat is pregnant and administration of cat wormer should be done at least ten days before birth and every two weeks when the kittens are suckling.
Round worms cause diarrhea, scruff coat, pot bellied appearance, cough and block the intestine. Infection of round worms should be alerted at once as the parasite also place as hazard on humans.
Cat wormers are available in different forms. This can be available in syrup, suspension and tablet. Your veterinarian should be consulted on the dosage and the type of cat wormer to be applied on your pet.
It is equally important that after the cat has been treated against these parasites with cat wormer, there must be a routine worming of the cat. Most importantly, proper hygiene and sanitation are a must for a healthy environment.

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