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Protect against worms in cats

Intestinal worm eggs are common and widespread in the environment and almost all cats (and dogs) will be infected at some point during their lives. Diarrhea, weight loss and vomiting are all symptoms of worms in cats. Worms can also cause ill health in humans, so protecting your cat means protecting your family and friends too. 

Vets recommend regular worming treatment for all cats every three months, alongside a regular cat flea treatment. However, cats most at risk include kittens younger than 6 months, pregnant or lactating queens, as well as hunters and those eating raw meat. 

Remembering when to treat your cat for worms and how much to give based on their age, condition, and other factors can be tricky. So our subscription service makes it easy for you. You can choose between two quality treatments: Drontal for cats, or Dronspot – a spot-on wormer. 

Your cat is susceptible to fleas and ticks too

Fleas and ticks are two more parasites you need to proactively protect against. Find out more about them below, plus the quality treatment products available through our easy subscription service. 

Worms in cats FAQs

What do worms look like? How do cats get them in the first place? And what can you do to prevent them from occurring? Read our FAQs to find out.

How do cats get worms?

There are numerous ways cats can become infected with intestinal worms, how they become infected will depend on the species of worm and your pet’s age and lifestyle.

  • Kittens can also become infected through drinking the milk of their infected mother.
  • For older cats infection often comes from consuming eggs in the environment, this may be when they are outdoors, but also from the transfer of eggs into the home. Grooming contaminated soil from paws and fur will cause infection.
  • Fleas and lice carry immature tapeworms, cats become infected when they groom themselves and ingest the fleas and lice. Therefore adequate flea control is also important in controlling intestinal parasites too.
  • The consumption of uncooked meat and eating infected prey, such as rodents and rabbits, is a source of intestinal worm eggs.

What do cat worms look like?

When we think of worms we often imagine long thin tapeworms, however most adult worms are rarely seen. It is therefore not possible to know if your pet has worms just by looking at them and their faeces. Detection requires microscopic examination of faeces for worm eggs. For this reason the use of regular preventative treatment is strongly recommended.

How to get rid of worms in cats?

In the UK there are four common types of intestinal worms that infect our cats and dogs: roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms. Drontal Tablets and Dronspot liquid Spot-On are fast-acting effective treatments that kill all four of these worms. The best protection against worms is the consistent regular application of an effective product. Protect My Pet will deliver your cat’s worm treatment direct to your door, exactly when it’s due so you never miss a dose!

Subscribe now to receive worming treatment to your door

Choose between two excellent treatment options – Drontal or Dronspot – a spot-on wormer for cats from the same trusted manufacturer as Drontal. We’ll send your cat’s treatment at the right time (every three months), alongside their regular flea treatment, so you never forget to protect your pet.

*MAT sales excluding vet channel, market share dashboard July 2020.