It’s very important to treat your pet for intestinal worms because they can significantly hinder your puppy’s or kitten’s growth. Severe infestations can lead to abdominal pain, a swollen stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, and blood or worms in your pet’s stool. Worms can even cause intestinal obstruction. The good news is that there are deworming treatments available to keep your pet happy and healthy.
How did my pet get worms?
Your pet comes in contact with many different potential sources of contamination every day: small animals or insects (e.g. fleas), mice, birds, feces-contaminated dirt, etc.
Intestinal parasites can also be transmitted from mother to baby in the womb or while nursing.
When should I deworm my pet?
Kittens and puppies can be dewormed starting at 2 to 3 weeks old. The vet-recommended deworming schedule is every two weeks until your pet is 12 weeks old, and then once a month until they’re 6 months old.
For adult pets, deworming is recommended all year. Pregnant animals will follow a different schedule.
What are the different deworming treatments?
Deworming treatments come in different forms: liquid, pill or topical applications.
What are the deworming side effects?
Any side effects will be very minor. Your pet may lose some fur in the area where you apply the topical deworming treatment. If you notice any other reactions, please reach out to us.