What deworming medicine is safe for kittens?

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According to The Nest, pyrantel pamoate, a deworming medicine, has few side effects and is safe for young kittens. Manufactured under various brand names, such as Nemex and Strongid, it kills roundworms and hookworms by deactivating their nervous systems.

This medication does not kill other types of worms that may infest a kitten, however. Worms that reside within the body of the mother pass through the placenta and into her kittens while they are still in the womb. The parasites can also enter the kittens through their mother's milk while nursing. To err on the side of safety, it is best to consult a veterinarian to determine the best treatment for a pet.

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1. Hold your three-week old kitten in your nondominant hand with your palm on its back and your fingers holding its face toward you. This position will force the kitten's mouth open
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Nothing you buy in the store or over the counter. Most of this stuff is too toxic or doesn't work. Take the kittens and a stool sample to your vet to be checked and treated with the
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When you go to buy cat dewormer the box says when they should be dewormed. They should be at least six months old.
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There is no set age at which you deworm a kitten, but some cat owners have said 8 weeks
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All kittens are prone to worms, no matter how clean their living area. Kittens are especially prone to three types of worms: roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms. Kittens can get their first worming medications at 2 to 3 weeks old. They get dosed again... More »
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