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

January 10, 2009 | By Wanettamarie | 10 answers | Expired: 2011 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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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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Heatherzopff
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Jan 11, 2009

i have dewormed mine no earlier than 2 weeks, and dont get anything over the counter, it never works and i personally dont trust the stuff. go to a vet and get them dewormed there. theyll most likely give you pyrantel/strongid.

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Nadine M.
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Jan 11, 2009

My vet always started them at 3 weeks with Strongid T. But as others have said check with your vet and stay away from the over the counter stuff.

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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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carol  s.
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Jan 10, 2009

This is a question for your doctor(vet), there are several different pills, and several age groups for them. By getting the advice of your vet, if there were to be any questions or doubts farther down the line-he'd be the one that would address them

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Linda T.
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Jan 10, 2009

Yes, you should only get medication from your Vet. Over the counter medication may be cheaper but it is not the same medication that your Vet will get.

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Ethel02
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Jan 10, 2009

I have never used anything over the counter unless I've talked to My Vet first, I also prefer to have the Vet do anything like that I've had him for 16 yrs & if something goes wrong I know I can Call him and he will tell me to come to office as soon as I can, if you don't start with a Vet and let them get to know your pet when you really need them they won't know anything about your pet, and I'm used to dogs but I'm pretty sure your cat needs shots & in time will have to be spayed or neutered so you don't have more kittens, right??

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Sherri R.
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Jan 10, 2009

We use strongid for kittens and it is every 2 weeks starting at 6 weeks of age. You will need to weigh them for proper dosage each time.

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Trish D.
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Jan 10, 2009

The dewormer instructions I have state to worm cats and kittens 6 weeks or older. Never deworm a sick cat or kitten. I always just follow the directions on the box and don't have any problems.

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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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