Complete manual for cat deworming, novice Cat owner must know!
How to deworm cats, especially the novice Cat owner, will be confused, so today I will organize a more comprehensive deworming article for reference.
As for why cats need to be repelled, there is no need to say more! Even domestic cats who do not go out, it is not recommended to save the money for repellent, because cats do not go out, it does not mean that insects cannot fly in, and the eggs can reproduce. Very strong, once infected, it will not only make the cat susceptible to disease, but also cause environmental pollution.
Let's learn about cat deworming:
1. What kind of insects do you want to drive cats?
2. How to repel insects?
3. How often is the insect repellent?
Let's start now.
What worms are driven
Let us take a brief look at several parasites that cats are susceptible to, so that you can identify them when buying insect repellents ~
1. Obvious body parasites
Common ones include ticks, fleas, lice, and mites. If cats are infected with these gadgets, it is quite obvious, as long as you observe them carefully.
2. Deeply hidden endoparasites
The parasites in the body are relatively hidden, and the shovel officer is more difficult to find. The cat can only be judged by some symptoms.
Then let's find out what common endoparasites are in cats.
We often say "you are really a maggot in my stomach", which means that the other party knows your mind too well.
In fact, tapeworms are a long, weird-looking parasite that is also common in cats, especially kittens or stray cats, which spread through two ways, one from mother to child and the other from the environment. There are roundworm eggs, and the cat gets infected after eating it by mistake.
Cats infected with tapeworms have mild symptoms, but in severe cases, they can spit out or pull out a long, thin and long worm.
Therefore, underage kittens, especially those picked up from the outside, must be repelled in time;
Ascaris eggs are extremely viable and difficult to kill all at once. Therefore, for ascaris, it is necessary to start a continuous deworming at first, once every two months, and once every other month.
This thing is still as disgusting as tapeworms, but slightly shorter than tapeworms.
The main modes of transmission also include mother-to-child transmission and environmental infections, and sometimes through soil and cockroaches, so no matter if your domestic cat goes out, it may be infected.
Cats infected with hookworms will affect their physical health, and the cats will become thin and anaemic. If your domestic cat can eat but is always thin, pay attention to whether it is infected with hookworms.
The strips are the same, and there will be strips on the surface.
There are two main ways in which roundworms can be transmitted. One is to eat mouse (liver) infection with catworm, and the other is that cats accidentally eat fleas and become infected with tapeworm. (The term is not important, as long as you know it is a tapeworm.)
In other words, if you find fleas on your domestic cat, it means they may be infected with tapeworms.
Symptoms of roundworm infection compared with the above two parasitic infections, the least obvious is that the cat can still eat, drink, and pull. The biggest symptom is that the cat has small white cream particles on the anus, and then your cat may sit on the floor and scratch its bottom. It's funny, but be wary of possible roundworm infections.
4) The above three are relatively common endoparasites. Regardless of the insect repellent used, it is necessary to see if they can drive the above three insects.
There are other less common endoparasites, including pulmonary nematodes, liver flukes, trichomonas, giardia, coccidia:
If the cat, especially the kitten, keeps coughing, check whether it is infected with pulmonary nematodes; if the cat has diarrhea and blood in the stool, be careful of trichomoniasis and coccidia.
At this time, you can take the cat's symptoms and take it to the hospital for a stool test to determine which parasite is infected.
Speaking of this, I have to mention a tragedy. The kittens picked up by friends were not wormed in time, and they were not taken to the hospital until the entire spit was spit out. Many insect repellents, in the end the children failed to survive.
So deworming is really necessary!
5) Toxoplasma gondii
Toxoplasma gossip sounds terrible and may be zoonotic. Cats may have toxoplasma, but are not fatal; humans may have toxoplasma, but the source of infection is more raw meat or fruits and vegetables than cats, and It is not harmful to a healthy human body, but if it is during pregnancy, you need to go to the hospital for investigation.
The most important thing is that Toxoplasma is not repeatedly infected. Cats and dogs have no chance to get infected after one infection, so it is not necessary to expel Toxoplasma regularly, and common insect repellents do not drive this thing.
Second, how to deworm?
Parents have asked the most about the method of deworming cats. In addition to deworming drugs, there are some deworming collars and deworming needles that go away. Mine clearance for everyone, and point out how to use it.
1. Deworming collars and needles?
1) Insect-repellent collars: The novice shovel officer must pull the grass in time, not to mention the dangers of wearing a collar for a long time, and insect repellents are more or less toxic, so long-term contact with the cat's fur will really harm Dead cat. (Therefore, not a few are poisoned.)
2) Insect repellent needle:
Individuals do not recommend anthelmintic injections. Cats have already been exposed to so many injections. Why do they not need anthelmintic drugs? They must be given another injection.
2. Insect repellent sprays, drops and internal medicines are relatively safe.
Common anthelmintic drugs are divided into external anthelmintics, internal anthelmintics, and internal and external anthelmintics.
1) In vitro insect repellent includes sprays and drops. Sprays need to be sprayed on the whole body. The drops only need to be dropped on the cat's back neck. Generally, the drops are more convenient.
2) Drops are generally integrated inside and outside the body.
Which one you want to use, you can choose a cat for cats based on the internal and external parasites above. I do n’t make any recommendations and comments, but I need to say a few things to note:
A. Kittens less than two months old are not suitable for deworming, but sprays can be used appropriately.
Be sure to remember to use a small amount of spray and dry it quickly after spraying, otherwise the milk cats will be easy to get cold; and each cat should be isolated temporarily to prevent accidental catching.
B. Cats can use insect repellent for more than two months. Pay attention to the dosage.
For the first time, cats can use worms when they are two months old, and when they are three months old, they can use a combination of drops and internal medicine.
The frequency of future deworming depends on the domestic environment and the condition of the cat itself.
C. Regarding choosing to go to a pet hospital for insect repellent or to repel insects at home, I personally recommend that cats be repelled at home.
It has always been felt that if cats have no health problems, try not to forget about running in pet hospitals, especially cats with low immunity and those who have not been vaccinated, and it is not suitable for frequent hospitals.
Not to mention that some sensitive cats frequently go out and are susceptible to stress. After all, the hospital is a place for treating pets. If it is not disinfected in time, there are many germs. I have seen more than one case. Cats are often taken to the hospital to make cats. Feline Plague.
Small things like deworming can be done at home and try not to run outside. Of course, if it is a normal physical examination or the cat has infection symptoms, you should still seek medical treatment in a timely manner.
The drops are very simple. Hold the cat's back neck, pull the hair away, and drop it on the skin. It will be more difficult to get the insect repellent. The commercially available medicine-feeding artifact is a good tool. The most important thing is It is necessary to be accurate! Put the medicine in the cat's mouth accurately, then quickly close the cat's mouth and raise it slightly for a few seconds to make sure the cat has swallowed. If it doesn't work, you can crush the medicine and mix it into the snacks or cans your cat loves. (This trick is mainly used to deal with timid and unloved cats.)
Deworming is necessary, but the frequency of deworming is worth exploring. You may have heard cats need to deworm every month, and you have also heard advice at least once every three months.
Personally I think the cat's insect repellent frequency should be based on the actual situation. If the pet is already infected with parasites, it is better to have a higher frequency. However, if the pet is free of insects, it only plays a preventive role, so it is not necessary to repel insects so often.
1. A kitten that has just been brought home, whether it is picked up or bought, must be repelled once.
If you buy a cat, you can first ask whether you have done it before, and what insect repellent you used.
2. Cats do not go out often, have a good appetite and excretion, smooth and beautiful fur, a clean and tidy home environment, and do not live in areas with high mosquito incidence, then their insect repellent frequency can be reduced, twice or three times a year.
3. Under what circumstances can the deworming frequency be as high as once every three months or even once a month?
1) If it is in an area with a lot of mosquitoes, there may be heartworm. You can use external drops once a month in spring, summer, and autumn when the mosquito is high.
2) Cats in free-range breeds or serval cats should also increase the frequency of deworming.
It is worth noting that whether the cat eats meat is not the reason for frequent deworming, and eating meat must deworm every month? No, as long as the source of the meat you feed is reliable (that is, you will also eat the meat, not the spoiled meat), then you do n’t have to worry too much. different. If cat food is not stored properly, it is also possible for worms.
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