Worming Your Cat
Cats can pick up worms from their mum, the environment and hunting. The side effects are unpleasant for your pet, and worms can also pose a risk to you and your family.
It’s best to begin treatment for kittens straightaway and particularly once your cat is exploring outside and catching prey. We’ll advise on the best options for your kitten or cat when you pop in to see us.
Signs your cat may have worms
- Diarrhoea or constipation
- Weight loss
- A ‘pot-bellied’ appearance
- Poor coat quality
- Stunted growth
Treatment is quick, easy and painless. We use Milbemax, Drontal and Panacur ingestible treatments. But if your cat doesn’t take kindly to tablets, we advise Advocate and Profender spot-on treatments as an effective alternative.
Kittens should be treated at their initial vaccinations, which take place at nine and 12 weeks of age, plus when they are neutered at 18 weeks of age. Adult cats should be treated every three months for life – increased to monthly for enthusiastic hunters.