Tips to Determine the Best Cat Wormer for Your Pet
To make sure that your cats can enjoy an active life, they must be healthy. Unfortunately, there are many factors in the environment that can make your pet sick. One of these are intestinal worms - roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms. These worms can cause a variety of symptoms - like diarrhea, dehydration and vomiting - which can weaken your cat. But the good news is that there are many products that can rid your pets of these parasites, you just have to make the right choice. But, how do you determine which is the best cat wormer for your pet? For me, I just follow these simple tips: 1. Ask these questions when consulting a vet:
a. Which worms are a problem in your area? b. Which worm/s should your cat be treated for? c. What time of the year should you use treatment for a specific worm?2. Get information about the types of medication to use on your cat. Currently, cat dewormers come in these forms: tablets, and pastes or topical liquids. Each one is administered differently and knowing this can help you decide which is easier to give your pet. 3. Study the indications and directions of each product so that you'll know if it has any side effects and counter-indications. Doing so will also tell you if the product can treat all intestinal worms or only a specific worm. There are also some products that combine intestinal worm treatment with heartworm prevention and flea treatment. 4. Select a wormer that is most suited to your cat's age and size. 5. Use only products that are recommended by a vet and are approved by the appropriate regulatory authorities, such as the FDA and the APVMA. Choosing a wormer that will work best for your cat can guarantee your pet's safety from the diseases that these parasites can cause. And when your pet is free from diseases they can lead a fuller and longer life. Isn't this what you want for your cat?