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Prevention And Treatment Of Worms In Cats

Worms such as roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms can infest cats and cause wasting, anemia, digestive problems, and other health issues.  Here are some tips to protect your pet from  worm infestation.

— Confine your pet indoors so he won’t be exposed to other cats, intermediate and transport hosts (rodents and fleas), and fecal material that contain parasite eggs. 

— Keep your pet’s immediate environment free from fleas.

— When cleaning the litter box, always practice good hygiene. Wear gloves and masks to protect yourself. 

— Daily spot cleaning of the litter box should be done and a weekly thorough cleaning are necessary to keep the box clean and odor-free. Dispose of stool and litter box contents in an appropriate manner. 

Check with your vet Westminster, MD for an effective worm medication that is safe for use in cats. Take note that worm medications for dogs are not always safe for cats. Don’t attempt treatment without consulting your veterinarian.

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