Why do kittens need to be wormed?
Kittens become infected with hookworms and roundworms via their mother when they are young kittens. Tapeworms are spread via fleas. So even if a kitten has never been outside, he can still become infected with worms.
Worms are more than a nuisance, they can have severe health problems in cats and especially young kittens.
Kittens and cats should be wormed as follows:
- Every 2 weeks from 2 weeks of age until 12 weeks of age.
- Every month from 12 weeks of age until 6 months.
- Every three months from 6 months.
|24 weeks (3 months)||Worm|
|Every three months from then on||Worm|
Which worming product should I use for my kitten?
There are a number of excellent worming products available including pastes, tablets and topical (applied to the skin). Your veterinarian can recommend the best worming product for your kitten. We have outlined some of the more popular worming products on our quick guide to cat worming products page.