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  • Treats: Roundworms & tapeworms

    Pet type: Kittens and adult cats

    Formulation: Spot-on

    Suggested frequency: At least every 3 months

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    FAQs: Dronspot® Application

    How often do I need to worm my cat with Dronspot?

    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.

     

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    What’s the correct dosage for my cat?

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    Can I use a flea treatment on my pet at the same time as Dronspot?

    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.

     

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    FAQs: Do I still need to worm my cat if...

    Do I still need to worry about worming an indoor cat?

    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.

     

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    My cat isn't showing any signs of infection – why should I worm her?

    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!

     

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    FAQs: About Dronspot®

    What types of worm does Dronspot deal with?

    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.

     

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    Will there be any side effects such as vomiting or diarrhoea?

    As with all medicines, side effects are possible. If you notice any adverse signs after using Dronspot, please speak to your vet.

     

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    How old does my kitten need to be before I can use Dronspot?

    Dronspot can be given to kittens from 8 weeks of age.

     

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    What active ingredients does Dronspot contain?

    Dronspot contains two active ingredients: praziquantel and emodepside. These ingredients are effective and well-tolerated by cats –working together to kill intestinal worms.

     

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    FAQs: General worm must-know facts

    Is my cat at more risk at certain times of the year?

    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.

     

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    Can I catch worms from my cat?

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    What’s the connection between fleas and worms?

    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.

     

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    How can I tell if my cat has worms?

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    How does my cat get worms?

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    Can my vet give my pet anything to prevent 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.

     

  • Treats: Intestinal worms (roundworms, tapeworms)

    Pet type: Adult cats and kittens from 6 weeks of age

    Formulation: Oral (tablet)

    Suggested frequency: At least every 3 months

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    FAQS: About Drontal Cats

    How often do I need to worm my cat with Drontal?

    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.

     

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    Do I still need to worry about worming an indoor cat?

    Unfortunately, even if your cat never sets foot outside, she can still be at risk from intestinal worms. 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.

     

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    What types of worm does Drontal deal with?

    Drontal 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.

     

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    Will there be any side effects such as vomiting or diarrhoea?

    As with all medicines, side effects are possible. If you notice any adverse signs after using Drontal, please speak to your vet

     

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    Do I give Drontal with or without food?

    You can give your cat or kitten her Drontal tablet with food or without. No special dietary measures are required, and you can continue to feed your pet in exactly the same way when giving the tablet

     

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    How old does my kitten need to be before I can use Drontal?

    Half a Drontal Cat tablet, the smallest dose available, can be given to cats that weigh 2kg. The product should not be used in kittens that are less than 6 weeks old.

     

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    What’s the correct dosage for my cat?

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    What active ingredients does Drontal Cat contain?

    Both Drontal Cat and Drontal Cat XL contain different amounts of the same two active ingredients: praziquantel and pyrantel embonate. These ingredients are effective and well-tolerated by cats –working together to kill intestinal worms.

     

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    Is my cat at more risk at certain times of the year?

    Your cat is at risk from intestinal worms throughout the year. Roundworm eggs that are passed into the environment from other infected cats are very resilient and can survive environmental extremes for a year or more. Cats can also pick intestinal worms up from hunting, and swallowing infected fl.

     

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    Can I catch worms from my cat?

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    Can I use a flea treatment on my pet at the same time as Drontal?

    Absolutely. Drontal can be used in conjunction with flea treatments such as Advantage, to kill intestinal worms and fight fleas.

     

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    What’s the connection between fleas and worms?

    Fleas can be infected with the larval stage of the flea tapeworm. If your dog swallows an infected flea, he can end up with a tapeworm living inside him.

     

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    How can I tell if my cat has worms?

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    My cat isn't showing any signs of infection – why should I worm her?

    Even if she 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! It’s also worth remembering that worms can pass disease to people too, so regularly worming pets helps protect their health, and also reduces the risk to you and your family.

     

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    How does my cat get worms?

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    Can my vet give my pet anything to prevent worms?

    Unfortunately you can’t completely stop your pet being exposed to worms in the first place. However, regular worming with a product like Drontal will kill every type of intestinal worm present in UK cats, helping your cat to combat any unwanted passengers that she might pick up on her adventures.