Deworm your cat: essential care
Desparasita it is part of the routine care that needs to be provided throughout your life gat. In fact, no matter what his age, he is not immune to contracting intestinal worms, small parasites that threaten the health and well-being of your cat. Ascaris is one of the most widespread. Measuring up to 10 cm, this round worm is transmitted by eating prey or feces with round worm eggs. Kitten, contamination can occur through breast milk or even directly during pregnancy, through the placenta. Another common worm is the Dipylidium caninum, a very long flat worm that separates into rice-like rings, sometimes visible around the anus or feces. The infestation is done during the toilet, by the ingestion of contaminated fleas. When they are very numerous, worms can even cause intestinal obstruction, or even perforation.
He digestive worms they threaten the comfort and health of your cat, but also that of your family, because some parasites can be dangerous to humans, especially children. Therefore, it is appropriate deworm your companion regularly to prevent proliferation. If there are many dewormers chemicals on the market, these can have side effects for your little hairballs. To avoid subjecting your cat to potentially harmful substances, opt for natural dewormer !
He towards are responsible for many symptoms in cats, such as diarrhea, vomiting and loss of appetite, which can lead to weight loss in your pet, but also a dull coat and itching in the back. If you see one or more of these signs in yours cat, it’s probably time to deworm it. However, these symptoms are common and can be the result of many other illnesses. If symptoms persist after deworming, it is advisable to consult your veterinarian for a more accurate diagnosis. Attention, there are specifics for young people cats and pregnant women, feel free to seek advice from your veterinarian.
A book to take care of your cat in a natural way
“If we pay more and more attention to the composition of the products we use, this reflection does not always apply to our cats. However, our little peers also face many substances that are potentially harmful to their health.” Annabelle Valentinauthor of the book “The natural care of my cat”, published by Éditions Marabout, offers you 30 simple recipes for Take care of your cat naturally. Gentle alternatives for daily use, to abandon the systematic use of chemicals in our little skin balls, thanks to the virtues of plants.
Natural deworming treatments for your cat
There are many natural ingredients with deworming properties, but you have to choose them well to treat your cat well! Some substances, such as garlic, although they have an interesting power to fight worms, are toxic to small cats. We prefer others such as pumpkin seeds and thyme, which have them deworming virtues and ideal pesticides for your cat! In addition to preventing your partner from getting stuck towards intestinalthose sweets your cat will like it too. Be careful not to give them too much, because pumpkin seeds can have a laxative effect on your pet.
Find out below the explanations to make natural deworming sweets for your cat.
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Ingredients of candies for deworming cats :
- 3 tbsp. Pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp. teaspoon dried thyme
- 200 g of flour
- 1 or
- 75 ml of water
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- Optional: canned sardine or tuna crumbs to increase palatability
Preparation steps for sweets for cats :
- Preheat oven to 180 ° C.
- Grind the pumpkin seeds and dried thyme in a mortar (or blender).
- Mix the flour with the pumpkin seed and thyme powder.
- Add egg, water and olive oil. Mix until soft.
- On a floured work surface, roll out the dough up to 1 cm thick, then cut it with a knife or cookie cutter.
- Bake for about 30 minutes on a sheet of parchment paper until the sweets turn golden.
- Store in an airtight container away from heat, moisture and light.
Trick: you can also add some superfine green clay or pumpkin seed oil to your meal.