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Things to Know About Deworming Your Pets

Deworming is a vital preventive care regime that needs to be taken care of by the pet owners. Deworming regime can help in reduction of parasites (both external and internal) and thus, can improve the overall health of your pet. In addition to keeping your pets safe from the parasites and worms, it is also important to prevent the transmission of parasites to the human family members. If you are considering the deworming of your pets, then here are some things that you should know:


Puppies and Kittens Need Frequent Deworming

It is recommended that the puppies and kittens must be dewormed every two weeks until they reach 3 months of age. Puppies and kittens are usually born with parasites that have been passed on to them from the mother (even when the mother is dewormed). Therefore, you must pay a visit to your vet for deworming of the puppies and kittens.

It is recommended that the puppies and kittens must be dewormed every two weeks until they reach 3 months of age. Puppies and kittens are usually born with parasites that have been passed on to them from the mother (even when the mother is dewormed). Therefore, you must pay a visit to your vet for deworming of the puppies and kittens.

Parasites are There Even When You Do Not See Them

Sometimes it is not possible for the human eye to see the worms or parasites physically. But this doesn’t imply that these are not present in your pet’s system. Whenever you are in doubt, you must contact the vet to ensure that your pets are dewormed properly.

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Factors Increasing the Risk

There are several factors that could increase the chances of your pet coming in contact with parasites. Here are some points to consider:

1. The type of parasites in the area you live
2. Has your pet traveled anywhere in the past few days or months?
3. What is the risk of exposure of your pet? Do the often go outside? Do they have constant contacts with other animals?


Steps to Lowering the Risk

If you wish to remain on the safer side and keep your pets & family members secure from the harmful parasites, then here are some remedial steps for you:

1. Keep your pets clean and hygienic at all times
2. Keep special care after your pet has returned from a trip outside
3. Visit your vet often for regular checkups to ensure the safety
4. Maintain a healthy deworming routine to keep your pet safe & healthy.


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