Puppies and Kittens are often born with intestinal parasites. Adult dogs and cats are also susceptible to picking up intestinal parasites. Some intestinal parasites are zoonotic , meaning that they can be passed from our pets to us. Puppies are dewormed every 2 weeks until 12 weeks of age, then monthly until 6 months of age. Kittens are dewormed every 2 weeks for 3 doses. Adult cats who will go outside should be dewormed every couple of months especially if they are hunters. Dogs generally are given intestinal parasite prevention on a monthly basis as medication is usually included in their heartworm and flea prevention medicine.
Deworming your pets properly is important for protecting your pets , children, senior citizens and immune-compromised individuals. It is recommended to have your pets stool tested at least twice per year.... sometimes more often with puppies and kittens.
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