Treats: Roundworms & tapeworms
Pet type: Kittens and adult cats
Suggested frequency: At least every 3 months,
FAQs: Dronspot® Application
It is recommended that an adult cat is treated for intestinal worms at least every three months. However, there may be situations when more frequent treatment is necessary, for example if your cat regularly hunts monthly treatment may be recommended. Speak with your vet regarding suitable worming frequency for your cat.
How often do I need to worm my cat with Dronspot?
What’s the correct dosage for my cat?
Absolutely. Dronspot can be used in conjunction with flea treatments such as Advantage, to kill intestinal worms and fight fleas. It’s recommended to leave two days between applying Dronspot and Advantage.
Can I use a flea treatment on my pet at the same time as Dronspot?
FAQs: Do I still need to worm my cat if...
Your cat can still be at risk from intestinal worms, even if she never sets foot outside. Certain pests, like fleas and rodents can carry worm larvae, and it’s often impossible to stop them from getting into your house. If your cat ingests an infected flea, such as when she is grooming herself, or if she catches an infected mouse, she can become infected with worms.
Do I still need to worry about worming an indoor cat?
Regularly worming your pets reduces the risk to you and your family and protects your pet’s health. Even if your cat isn’t showing any obvious signs, that doesn’t mean she wouldn’t be happier and healthier without a parasitic worm living in her gut!
My cat isn't showing any signs of infection – why should I worm her?
FAQs: About Dronspot®
Dronspot kills every type of intestinal worm commonly found in UK cats: the roundworms Toxocara cati and Toxascaris leonina, and the tapeworms Dipylidium caninum and Taenia taeniaeformis. It is also effective against the hookworm Ancylostoma tubaeforme and the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis.
What types of worm does Dronspot deal with?
As with all medicines, side effects are possible. If you notice any adverse signs after using Dronspot, please speak to your vet.
Will there be any side effects such as vomiting or diarrhoea?
Dronspot can be given to kittens from 8 weeks of age.
How old does my kitten need to be before I can use Dronspot?
Dronspot contains two active ingredients: praziquantel and emodepside. These ingredients are effective and well-tolerated by cats –working together to kill intestinal worms.
What active ingredients does Dronspot contain?
FAQs: General worm must-know facts
Your cat can pick up intestinal worms throughout the year. Roundworm eggs are very resilient and can survive environmental extremes for a year or more, and cats can pick up these microscopic eggs on their daily adventures.
Is my cat at more risk at certain times of the year?
Can I catch worms from my cat?
Fleas can be infected with the larval stage of the flea tapeworm. Cats can pick up tapeworms through grooming, by swallowing infected fleas. If this happens, a tapeworm can develop in her gut without you knowing about it.
What’s the connection between fleas and worms?
How can I tell if my cat has worms?
How does my cat get worms?
Unfortunately you can’t completely stop your pet being exposed to worms. However, regular worming with a product like Dronspot will kill every type of intestinal worm present in UK cats, and helps your cat combat any unwanted passengers.
Can my vet give my pet anything to prevent worms?