As with flea and tick control, treatment against internal parasites must be administered on a regular basis to avoid any risk of infestation and to protect your pet and your family. What schedule should be followed? Is it the same for an adult cat as for a kitten?
Deworming a kitten
In the case of a young cat, it is very important to respect a particular frequency concerning the administration of a deworming treatment.
Indeed, kittens, which are very fragile, are almost all contaminated by worms through the placenta or their mother’s milk, or through contact with feces.
- From the age of 15 days to 2 months, the kitten must be dewormed every 15 days, that is to say 4 times in total.
- From 2 months to 6 months, the frequency is once a month.
- From 6 months of age, the treatment rhythm is identical to that of an adult cat.
Deworming an adult cat
- Outdoor cat: In contact with many animals and feeding on possibly contaminated wild prey, it is important to give your feline a deworming treatment every 4 months. To remember this frequency, treat your cat at each change of season.
- Indoor cats: Since the risks are lower for a cat fed with industrial food, deworming should be administered every 6 months, i.e. twice a year.
- Finally, in the case of a pregnant cat, it is important to call your veterinarian beforehand in order to provide a treatment that is safe for her kittens.