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The most common intestinal worms that cats get are called roundworms and tapeworms. Most infected cats do not show signs of having worms; however, heavy burdens of worms can cause weight loss, vomiting and diarrhoea. Importantly, while worms can sometimes cause problems for the cat itself, some worms can also be passed on to humans and on rare occasions can be a cause of serious human disease. For these reasons, regular treatment of cats and kittens to prevent or eliminate worms is very important.

Roundworms are extremely common in kittens, and as kittens can be infected from the mother’s milk it should be assumed that all kittens are infected and worming should be started at a young age. Common recommendations are to: Treat kittens for roundworms every 2 weeks from 3 weeks of age until 8 weeks of age, then monthly to 6 months of age. Then, treat adult cats (greater than 6 months of age) every 1-3 months

Tapeworms are only usually a problem in older cats, unless a kitten also has fleas. Adult cats (greater than 6 months of age) should be treated every 1-3 months with a product that is effective against both tapeworms and roundworms. A product active against Dipylidium caninum should also be used in kittens that have flea infestations.

There are many different worming products available on the market, and drug availability varies between different countries. While worming products may be available from pet shops and even some supermarkets, these are often old or less effective products and some are even less safe to use in cats.

It is always better to seek the advise of your vet, who will know what types of worms occur commonly where you live, and will be able to recommend the most effective a safest treatments for your cat. Additionally, some treatments are available which may be easier to administer, such as an injection that your vet can give, a tiny tablet that can go in with food, or even some drops that can be applied to the skin. See also our information on how to give your cat a tablet.

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For the treatment of adult cats and dogs infected with gastro-intestinal round worms and tapeworms including Toxocara canis,Toxocara cati, Toxascaris Leoninia, Ancylostoma spp., Trichurisspp., Unicinaria spp. and Taenia. FREE DELIVERY

your price £2.59
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Drontal cat tablets are for the treatment of gastrointestinal roundworms and tapeworms of cats over 4kg. The XL Tablets are specially formulated for cats between 4 - 6kg, so that a large cat can be treated with a single dose.

your price £3.25
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A broad spectrum anthelmintic for the treatment of domestic dogs and cats infected with immature and mature stages of nematodes of the gastro-intestinal and respiratory tracts. FREE DELIVERY

your price £6.49
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Beaphar Multi Wormer Cats is for the treatment for roundworms and tapeworms in cats over 6 months old. Contains 2 types of tablets: one against roundworms and the other against tapeworms, given over a three week period.

RRP £4.75 your price £4.49

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