Cats of any age can be affected by worms, but kittens are more vulnerable and it’s especially important to keep them protected. Prevention is better than cure where fleas are concerned too, so we recommend regular preventative treatment. They should be treated for roundworms and tapeworms every two to six months thereafter, depending on how much they hunt and whether they have fleas. Use a proprietary wormer available from your vet and follow the dosing instructions carefully.
Not only can pets have allergic reactions to flea bites, but fleas can also spread infectious diseases and it can be difficult to get rid of them once an infestation has taken hold.
Our vets and nurses will be happy to advise you on the most appropriate treatments for your kitten based on their environment and lifestyle risks.
- Worming at 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 6 weeks of age
- Flea and worming: Monthly from 10 weeks. A combined flea and worm treatment, including protection against mites.
- Ask the breeder when your kitten was last wormed and which brand of wormer was used
- Make a calendar note to help you remember to flea and worm treat monthly