Kitten Worming

Worms are one of the most common health problems in pets, and all pets are at risk if not wormed regularly.

If untreated worms can lead to loss of appetite, a lack of energy, vomiting and diarrhoea, and can be particularly debilitating for the very young or elderly pets. Regular worming not only helps keep pets healthy, but it reduces the risk of worms being passed on to humans, especially young children.

When should you worm a kitten?

Kittens should be treated for roundworms at four to six weeks of age then regularly every two to three weeks until they are four months old.

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.

For more information speak to one of our vets or veterinary nurses.