Worming your cat

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Cats can be wormed using tablets or, if your cat resents tablets, topical treatments are available which are simply and easily applied to the skin on the nape of the neck.

  • Milbemax or Drontal cat tablets can be administered every three months.
  • Advocate for cats

Monthly from 9 weeks of age, as a spot-on applied to the back of the neck, dose as per weight.

  • Profender for cats

From 9 weeks of age, as a spot-on applied to the skin.

If a combination of the above treatment is to be used our vets are more than happy to discuss a bespoke worming program for your cats

  • What worms do cats get?

The most common worms that cats get are called roundwormsand tapeworms, both of which are intestinal parasites (live in the intestinal tract).

Tapeworm are long, flat and composed of many segments whereas roundworms are somewhat shorter (adults are 8-15 cm long) and have a round body.

Microscopic eggs (ova) are shed in the feaces of infected cats and tapeworms release the eggs in segments that are motile. These can sometimes be seen on the hair around the anus of the cat, or in the faeses, and resemble grains of rice.

  • How can my cat get roundworms?