Deworming: A Basic Necessity
Apart from keeping your cat or dog well trained and fed to make living easy, there is a need to make sure that you are taking good care of your pet. This includes grooming and ensuring the pet is healthy. Deworming is just as important for your dogs and cats and should therefore not be forgotten.
Worms or parasites are one of the more common problems encountered in canine veterinary practice. Intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms are common among young puppies and kittens. All puppies should be given dewormers for easily-prevented illness caused by these parasites.
DEWORMING PUPPIES AND KITTENS :
Worms in puppies and kittens are common. This growth phase of their life is when they are most susceptible! Knowing when to worm puppies and kittens is important. Deworm puppies and kittens at 2, 4, 6, & 8 weeks of age, then again at 12 & 16 weeks of age. Deworm again at 6 months and 1 year. Then deworm as an adult.
ADULTS – WORMING DOGS AND CATS :
We are recommending the standard here. If your dog or cat is a big hunter, they will need more frequent deworming – you must assess the risk for your pet. General Dog or Cat Worming: Twice a year for life. Dogs put everything in their mouth and need deworming twice a year to eliminate the parasites they will pick up. Deworm outside cats twice a year for the same reason. Cats that are strictly inside animals: Deworm once a year. Cats that like to hunt: 3 times a year may be necessary.
There are so many brands and types of products that are designed to deworm your pets. Considering a few things when selecting your products can help ensure that you end up with a product that gives you the best of results. You can actually run research on products before buying. This will give you a chance to make an informed decision on the best product. Reviews and user feedbacks can take you far in making the best decision as far as effectiveness is concerned. We recommend: Sky Ec Skyworm Dewormer, Savavet Kiwof plus XL for Dogs, Petcare Praziplus Dewormer for Dog, Beaphar Doggy’s Biotin MultiVit, etc as our first choice for deworming