How can I tell if my cat has worms?
Most of the time, you can’t tell if your cat has worms, as symptoms can be extremely difficult to spot– but that doesn't mean there aren’t still warning signs to look out for. These symptoms can include diarrhoea and vomiting, though these, of course, can be seen with many other conditions as well. You can also check your cat’s stool or vomit, where you might see spaghetti-like worms or rice-like segments around her bottom. Weight loss, lethargy and a bloated belly, are also a possibility, especially in younger animals.
How does my cat get worms?There are three main ways that your cat can become infected with intestinal worms:
1) Eating worm eggs from the environment (the soil/sandpits/grass etc.)
2) From her mother: roundworms can be transmitted from Mum to her kittens while they suckle her milk.
3) From eating other infected animals. Rodents, rabbits, birds and even insects (such as fleas) can become infected with the larval stages of intestinal worms, and if our pets eat these (e.g. from hunting, or swallowing infected fleas when grooming), they can develop intestinal worms.
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.
How often do I need to worm my cat with Dronspot?It’s recommended that most adult cats are treated for intestinal worms at least four times a year – so around once every three months. However, certain situations may make more frequent treatments desirable, for example if your cat has a flea problem, or regularly hunts and eats mice.
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. Advantage spot-on flea treatment can be used as part of a treatment strategy for Flea Allergy Dermatitis, where this has previously been diagnosed by a veterinary surgeon. The active ingredient in Advantage is able to kill fleas through contact, meaning they don’t have to bite your pet in order to be killed.1 This means pets are less exposed to the saliva they’re allergic to, helping to reduce FAD outbreaks.
How old does my kitten need to be before I can use Dronspot?Dronspot can be given to kittens from 8 weeks of age.
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.
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!
Please note: This is an NFA-VPS product, please fill in your pet details at the checkout so our veterinary medicines manager can approve use and avoid the order being delayed.
*This information is regarding mode of action and is not intended to imply fleas can be completely stopped from biting.
Use Medicine Responsibly: Dronspot® contains emodepside and praziquantel [NFA-VPS].
Further information from the datasheet at www.dronspot.com or on request.
® Registered trademark of Bayer AG. Bayer plc, 400 South Oak Way, Green Park, Reading, RG2 6AD. Tel: 0118 206 3000.Dosage:
One pipette for cats between ≥0.5 – 2.5kg
Recommended worming frequency:
At least every 3 months. Depending on your pets’ lifestyle, more regular worming may need to be undertaken.
Spot-on wormer treats all types of intestinal worms commonly found in UK cats
Your cat might have worms without you even knowing about it. Roundworm and tapeworm are the two main types of intestinal worm affecting UK cats, the symptoms of which aren’t always easy to spot. Intestinal worms can easily be picked up by your cat e.g.from eating microscopic worm eggs from the environment, from hunting or from swallowing infected fleas when grooming. Kittens can even pick roundworms up from their mum when they suckle her milk.
Dronspot spot-on wormer for cats works fast to fight intestinal worms in a single application. Its spot-on formulation makes worming your cat easy. A single, simple spot-on is all it takes. No more struggling cats, no more stressed out owners. And above all, no more worms.
30mg praziquantel, 7.5mg emodepside