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Top Tips For Getting Rid Of Worms

Worms are a common and pesky parasite that affects dogs and cats at every age. Pet owners must be vigilant with administering worming treatments against the quickly spreading condition or risk caring for a sickly animal.

Dr. Melissa Meehan from Talk to the Animals offers her top tips on how to best deal with worms...

Top Tips

  • Most pets will suffer from worms at some stage in their lives. The parasite is easily spread between animals. Young puppies and kittens can even be born with worms or get them via their mother's milk.
  • It is very important to start treatment from a young age in order to avoid any health issues such as malnourishment or in rare cases stunted growth or anaemia.
  • Puppies and kittens between 6-16 weeks require a worming treatment every fortnight and then monthly from 4-6 months of age.
  • From 6 months of age, pets require a worming treatment every 3 months for life.

Chat with your vet if you have any further worming or health concerns about your pet.

How do I toilet train my cat

I rescued an adult female, desexed cat six months ago. Apparently she’s always been an outside cat. I have another cat who is mostly indoors and I would only let outside during the day if I was home. Luna didn’t like being indoors and wasn’t using the litter tray properly. I had her confined in the bathroom for a few days to get use to it and she would go next to it, rarely in it. She will sometimes use a tray otherwise will urinate or poop on the floor. I am at wits end. I have two trays, I’ve changed the type of litter, put dirt in the tray, picked up the poop and put it in the tray to show her that where it goes. I’ve used spray in the tray to attract her to want to use the tray. I bought felliway diffuser which is meant to calm cats and have also used the rescue remedy drops in her food. I’ve recently moved house where there is a cat enclosure so she can go in and out when ever she pleases but still goes in the kitchen (as I now close the bathroom door when she started going to the toilet in there), but tonight I noticed she’s been going in the spare room if anything is left on the floor which is carpeted. So I’ve now cleared that whole room to prevent her from going to the toilet. She is still going in the kitchen. I’ve tried cleaning the area and eliminating her scent by using water and vinegar then once dry use bi carb soda and hydrogen peroxide and it has made no difference. She’s been tested for a bladder infection which came up negative. I love animals. I have another cat which she now gets along with and two dogs which she is still getting use to. I don’t know what else to do and I don’t want to give her up but feel like I will have no choice.