Deworming protects your pet against intestinal worms. Since some of these worms can be transmitted to humans, deworming your pet also protects your family members and other people who come into contact with your animal.
What are intestinal worms?
Intestinal worms are parasites that live in the animal’s intestines. They can cause vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and abdominal pain. The symptoms caused by intestinal worms can come and go, but without treatment, they will only get worse.
Puppies and kittens are especially likely to experience symptoms of intestinal worms, and their condition can quickly worsen if they aren’t dewormed.
How often should I deworm my pet?
Deworming should begin very young, at around 6 weeks of age. In puppies and kittens, the deworming treatment should be repeated every two weeks until the age of 2-3 months, then monthly until 6 months of age. After that, animals should be dewormed 2-4 times a year, depending on their lifestyle. Your veterinarian will be able to tell you exactly how often your dog or cat should be dewormed.