When to deworm?
Kittens can already be infected with worms through their mothers – the top priority is to deworm the little kittens at an early age – ideally already in the 3rd week of life.
Since worms are often transmitted by fleas, it is advisable to give a worm cure even with flea infestation.
Worming cures for cats are available in a variety of dosage forms at the vet: as a spot-on, tablet or paste. The dose should be based on the weight and age of the cat. Available without a prescription are remedies for tapeworms; Without a recipe, there is also special coconut oil, which can be mixed for prophylaxis under the food. In case of an acute infection, you should definitely visit your veterinarian: he will take a fecal sample and give you the appropriate worming agent.
By the way:
As always in life there is also the topic of “deworming” the most different opinions:
Some reject the deworming rigorously – rather only regularly check fecal samples and if necessary, use natural, alternative means – the others swear on the deworming!
If you are unsure, let yourself be advised by the veterinarian of your trust: he knows your kitten – from childhood on – usually best!
Get used to the transport box early
Get used to the small kitten to the transport box, then you both have less stress when it comes to using. Make sure that the box is practical and easy to clean: it should have multiple openings that are large enough to leave room for a later adult cat.
Perfect are boxes that you can open completely in the middle – then you can easily lift the cat! In most cases, natural materials are more suitable for animals, but when it comes to the transport box, rather make a plastic, because it is easier to clean if your cat has to relieve itself. It should be high quality and have no sharp corners or edges, it could hurt the kitten.
Tip: place under the blanket an absorbent pad such as training pads for dog or cat puppies. The exercise mats are available in different sizes and they are perfect for use in the box! – The pads absorb quickly and keep it nice and dry.
Do not stash the box somewhere in the basement or in the attic, but make it as an integral part of the cat’s life – a piece of furniture that likes to visit the kitten voluntarily, which is not negatively occupied.
Put your favorite blanket, which smells so wonderfully of her, or a coveted toy.
Be careful with artificial “attractants” – this can backfire quickly.
This new cave will also be interesting if from time to time a great treat can be found in it! – it’s always worthwhile stopping by. And who knows – maybe it will be so inviting at some point that Miez will retreat there for a nap? – anything can happen – if you bring enough patience and no compulsion to build up.
Always remember: A cat who struggles to put in a box – and possibly even under time pressure – is a nightmare!
So – now you know!
Now a little kitten can move in with you.
Nothing stands in the way of new domestic happiness! – only the kitten is missing?