How to protect your cat from worms?

If you are a cat owner, the chances are that you are putting measures into place to protect the cat's health. The thing is, many kitten owners believe that they do not need to carry on protecting from worms into adulthood, which is a problem, as cats need to be regularly wormed to be healthy. Preventing worms is easy if you follow a few simple steps that you could already be putting in place anyway. There are a number of things you can do to keep your cat worm-free.

Worm you cat when necessary

Cat health

When you get a kitten you will need to treat them for worms. The first thing you will need to do is to find out from the person you got the kitten from where they are in the worming process. Most worming treatment states when the next is due on the packaging, but if you are unsure you can always ask your vet. It's also worth doing some research on the different types of worm cats can pick up and what treatments you need to give them to stop them from getting them, as there are different types.

Disinfect all cat food bowls and utensils used

This is something you are probably doing anyway to protect the cat's health. Keeping up a daily cleaning regime will help to protect cats against worms and other infections.

Watch what your cat eats

Another thing you probably do anyway to protect the cat's health is to watch what they eat. Cats are natural scavengers and they often seek out things like dead mice and birds. Unfortunately, they can carry worms so it's best to try and keep an eye on what your cat is eating when they are outside.