Day 76 – Worming Facts

We have been worming the kittens and it’s no an easy task! Trying to inject through a syringe into a tiny clamped shut mouth is a two man operaton! If you manage to actually administer the said liquid into the mouth it is like you have just electrocuted them! They then proceed to drip the white liquid out of their mouths rather than swallowing it leaving a trail of white spots all over the floor and a white foamy mouth as if they have rabies!!

But it it is essential here are the facts….

Kitten advice: protecting your kitten from worms

Stay worm-free

Just because your tiny bundle of joy hasn’t been outside doesn’t mean it can’t come into contact with parasites that can cause problems. Kittens can actually pick up worms from their mother’s milk, so the animal’s previous owner should have wormed it at two, five and eight weeks.

Common worms

The two main worms that affect kittens are roundworms and tapeworms. Roundworms can also infect people, especially children, and if they grow unchecked, they can even cause blindness. Tapeworms take up home in your kitten’s gut and steal the nutrients from its food. For a pet as tiny as a kitten, this can be very dangerous.

Regular treatment

By having your kitten wormed regularly, you give it the best possible protection against these nasty parasites. We recommend that kittens are wormed every month until they are six months old, then every three months after that.

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