Kittens often have intestinal parasites that they have acquired from their mother during gestation and nursing or contact with infected feces. We will deworm your kitten at each vaccine booster appointment and then annually. Some of the intestinal parasites that kittens can acquire are:
Roundworms- contracted during gestation or by ingesting contaminated soil from feces of infested dogs or cats, these parasites live in the intestines.
Hookworms- contracted while nursing, ingesting contaminated soil, or larvae burrowing into the skin of the paw, these parasites live in the intestines.
Tapeworms- require a secondary host like a flea or rodent, so cannot go directly from pet to pet, acquired by ingestion of the secondary host by your pet, either through grooming or eating their prey.