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cat worms

Why your pet may be affected by cat worms

There are many ways your pet can become infected with intestinal worms. Eating uncooked meat increases the risk of contamination. If your pet is fed a raw diet, or is a hunter, then it is particularly important to ensure their worming treatment is up to date. If your cat is a prolific hunter, it is even more essential to ensure their worming treatment is given regularly.

Different types of cat worms

In the United Kingdom there are four common types of intestinal worms that infect your cat. These are roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms. Choose a worming treatment that kills all four of these worms such as Anthelmin or Drontal worming tablets or Dronspot Spot-on treatment.

Signs and symptoms

You may not know that your cat has worms. Most adult cat worms remain within your pets’ intestines and detection requires microscopic examination of faeces for worm eggs. For this reason, it is recommended that you use regular preventative treatment to ensure that your cat is not affected. The symptoms of intestinal cat worms include diarrhoea, vomiting, weight loss, lethargy and a poor coat.

Try a regular cat worming subscription!

Protect My Pet offer a cat worm treatment subscription which can be added to your flea treatment subscription. For the majority of pets over 6 months old vets recommend that your cat or dog is treated for worms every three months. We understand that this recommendation is difficult to follow, as even with the best of intentions, remembering when it was three months since your last worm dose is not easy. With a Protect My Pet subscription we do the remembering for you. Your worm treatment will arrive in your first box from us, then every third month after that. When it arrives in the post it’s time to dose!

It is quick and easy to subscribe to our service and there is no contract so you can pause, change or cancel your subscription at any time. Click here to get started. 

Written by Lindsay Rose MA VetMB CertAVP CertVBM MRCVS