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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. We have outlined some of the more popular worming products on our quick guide to cat worming products page.

Also see:

Kitten vaccination schedule

 

 

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