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When To Worm A Kitten - Kitten Worming Schedule

Kittens become infected with hookworms and roundworms via their mother when they are young kittens. Tapeworms are spread via fleas.

Worms are more than a nuisance, they can have severe health problems in cats and especially young kittens.

Less common worms include:

Kittens become infected with hookworms and roundworms via their mother when they are young kittens. Tapeworms are spread via fleas.

Kittens and cats should be wormed as follows:
 

  • Every 2 weeks from 2 weeks of age until 12 weeks of age.
  • Every month from 12 weeks of age until 6 months.
  • Every three months from 6 months.
2 weeks Worm
4 weeks Worm
6 weeks Worm
8 weeks Worm
12 weeks Worm
24 weeks (3 months) Worm
Every three months from then on Worm

Which worming product should I use for my kitten?

There are a number of excellent worming products available including pastes, tablets and topical (applied to the skin). Your veterinarian can recommend the best worming product for your kitten.

Also see:

Kitten vaccination schedule