After giving your kitten a wormer, she will be worm free, but your dog now has them. If there is still part of the treatment left you may be tempted to just give it to your thick. But it works all the time. Although you may find that the ingredients for deworming for dogs and cats are largely the same. Active ingredients such as praziquantel are currently available under different brand names. They can be found in dewormers for both dogs and cats.
Just because the active ingredient is the same doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to give your dog your cat’s wormer or vice versa. The difference lies in the amount of ingredients used. The dosage amount may also vary depending on the size of the pet.
There are a wide range of preventative treatments available for heartworm in dogs and cats. However, while dogs can be treated with an injection once they are infected, cats cannot be treated in the same way if they contract heartworm. There are certain cases where the treatment that is effective in dogs may be toxic to cats. So it is always the best option to have your vet suggest deworming for your dog and cat rather than treating them yourself. Deworming treatments for kittens are available, but heartworm treatment is a whole different ball game. Remember that prevention is better than cure. The treatment is not only very boring, but also quite expensive.
It is also very important to understand that there are different worms that can affect your dog and cat. So never give a treatment that is specific to treating a certain worm for another worm. For example; if your kitten has roundworms and your dog has tapeworms, never give the treatment that works to eradicate roundworms to treat tapeworms. Therefore, before deworming, contact your veterinarian who will determine the type of worm that has affected your pet and then provide appropriate treatment and advice on dosage amounts.
The best possible way to combat the worm problem in dogs and cats is to take preventative measures to prevent them from getting any kind of worms in the first place. Remember that kittens and puppies are born with worms. They get it from their mothers when they breastfeed. That’s why routine puppy and kitten care includes worming. After a year, ask your vet to test your pet’s stool to ensure there is no presence of worms. Also, make sure they don’t eat birds, mice or other animals that can carry worms. Also, getting rid of fleas is the first big step in preventing worms in dogs and cats.