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How to combat worms in your cat

Worms are a common parasite in cats, they can not only cause health problems in our pets, but can potentially pass disease on to humans too. Learn what your cat is up against and how using worming products regularly throughout her life can help.

There are many different types of worms that can affect cats. Roundworms and tapeworms are the most common in the UK, they live in the intestine of infected cats.  Hookworms can affect cats in other countries of the world but are rare in UK cats.  Worms can live in other parts of the body too, for example cats can be affected by lungworm (a different species to the one that affects dogs), which can cause respiratory problems such as coughing. 

Symptoms of worms can vary, in the case of intestinal worms these can include diarrhoea or sometimes vomiting, weight loss and poor coat condition.  Younger animals tend to be more likely to show symptoms than adult animals.  However even if your cat is showing no symptoms, roundworm eggs that are passed out in her faeces can infect you and your family and cause disease, so keeping up with regular worming is important not just to help protect the health of pets, but to reduce the risk to people too. 

There are lots of options when it comes to worming your cat.  Dronspot Spot-on wormer for cats comes as an easy to apply spot-on solution for fuss-free worming.  Dronspot kills every type of intestinal worm commonly found in UK cats and kittens and can be used in cats from 8 weeks old.  Drontal worming tablets for cats are another worming option for cats.  It is recommended that cats are wormed at least every 3 months. 

Did you know…
Kittens often become infected with roundworms when they suckle milk from their Mum. This is why kittens can have a roundworm infection even if they’ve never stepped foot outside the house.

For more information on how Dronspot Spot-on Solution works and where to buy it, click here.