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Q: when should I start de-worming the kittens?

January 10, 2009 | By Wanettamarie | 10 answers | Expired: 2127 days ago

Wanettamarie

My friend told me to start de-worming my kittens at 2 weeks is that right? and whats the best kind

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Sheltervt
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Jan 10, 2009

You really need to discuss this with your veterinarian, not with strangers on the internet. Your friend is wrong, but a vet can give you proper information.

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Marilyn M.
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Jan 11, 2009

As Sherri R. said, we use Strongid-T at 6 weeks with a second dose in 10 days. And the weighing is very important since kittens gain a lot of weight in 10 days. We then have a fecal sample done by the vet to be sure there are no roundworms and to be sure coccidia was not being masked by roundworms.

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Kelly
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Jan 24, 2009

Check with your vet but all the ones we work with in rescue recommend giving a dose of Strongid-T at 6 weeks & then another dose 2 weeks later. My guess is they should be in the weaning process because the worms are passed through the mother's milk. But again, I would check with your vet to see what he recommends.

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