Some Explanations to Help You Better Understand
First, deworming describes the action of deworming your pet. Dewormer is a drug that eliminates intestinal parasites. What are intestinal parasites? These are the worms that are found in the intestines and are sometimes visible in your pet’s stool. It’s not very charming to find them in stools and even less so when attached to the fur of your pet’s hindquarters.
To avoid these inconveniences, your veterinarian will occasionally give a deworming. For adult dogs, in Québec, it is recommended to give them a deworming once a month from June to November inclusively.
For puppies, deworming will be done every 2 weeks from 6 weeks of age until the age of 2 or 3 months, then once a month until the age of 6 months. Don’t worry, the schedule seems complicated but your veterinarian will clearly inform you of the follow-ups to be done.
For adult cats in the summer, it is also recommended to deworm every month, especially if your cat goes outside and even more if they are known to be a good hunter. Small specks around your feline’s anus could be a sign there is a presence of tapeworms. A Dewormer will be in order.
For kittens, a schedule from the age of 6 weeks will be started and will repeat every 2 weeks until the age of 2 to 3 months, then like the puppy once a month until the age of 6 months.
Thereafter, it depends on their lifestyle…indoor cat, traveling cat or outdoor cat.
Also, the measure of protecting your pet against fleas helps avoid the presence of tapeworms, because the chip will transmit them to your dog or cat. Mice are also hosts for tapeworms.
Dewormers are found in different forms. We can apply them on the animal’s neck. They also come in the form of flavored tablets or even in liquid form.
Even if the snow has arrived, parasites are still present, especially if you adopt a young animal.
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