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How do you worm your cat?

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lozzylizzy Tue 19-Sep-17 21:30:28

The forcing them to swallow the tablets doesn't work, she has eaten around the treats and has left the crunched up tablet.

Any ideas?

LidlAngel Tue 19-Sep-17 21:31:45

Try popping it in some Primula on your finger. Cats love Primula!

Funclesmuck Tue 19-Sep-17 21:39:47

I put the squirty stuff on him whilst he's eating, he goes chicken oriental and leaves home for three days HTH grin

lozzylizzy Tue 19-Sep-17 22:00:55

She can separate the tablet from the food. She knows! Does the squirty stuff come from the vets as I only saw the stuff that only kills one type of worm!

She is quite elderly but she is getting fussy so she is worse than ever. We could force her to swallow the things as she has always separated it.

Madeyemoodysmum Tue 19-Sep-17 22:25:56

Panacur liquid from amazon. Mixed in tuna.

gamerchick Tue 19-Sep-17 22:28:59

Advocate. Back of the neck.

I couldn't be Fannied with tablets.

gamerchick Tue 19-Sep-17 22:30:10

And another parasite one every 3 months or something. Also back of the neck.

Toddlerteaplease Thu 28-Sep-17 22:29:27

One of mine has hers in a pill pouch treat. Her sister I just shove it down her. I used to use Drontal, which was a vet job but swapped to Milbemax. Tiny tablet and beef flavoured. She’s as good as gold with it.

Vinorosso74 Fri 29-Sep-17 22:33:13

Milbemax tablet. Due to her being so skinny half a tablet does the trick. I do have the administering of tablets down to a fine art after the last 2 and a half years!
To the poster who mentioned Advocate, you do still need to worm.

CaptWentworth Fri 29-Sep-17 22:35:03

An old towel, a pair of gardening gloves and a welding mask grin

Wolfiefan Fri 29-Sep-17 22:36:09

Spot on. Profender

FledglingFTB Fri 29-Sep-17 22:36:11

I have this pill hiding gunk, smells like death and he can find it even when it's in the Tupperware. Wrap it around the pill and my mog wolfs it it one.

dementedpixie Fri 29-Sep-17 22:36:16

Milbemax only needs half a tablet for cats under 4kg. One of mine takes it in a bit of webbox stick but I had to open the mouth of the other to drop it in as he ate the webbox and spat out the bit of tablet

Vinorosso74 Fri 29-Sep-17 22:42:54

Forgot to tell you my way. Get cat against your boobs (I am small chested so you're not trapping them in your cleavage) head back, pull mouth open and tablet on back of tongue,stroke throat downwards. An extra pair of hands to hold front paws helps .

LikeTheShoes Fri 29-Sep-17 22:50:37

Crush tablet between two spoons,
mix with a small amount of lik-e-lix,
suck up into a syringe,
Squirt into back of restrained cat's throat.

Or feed with handful of dreamies

We have 2 cats, one is ^slightly fussy...

ProseccoMamam Fri 29-Sep-17 22:51:31

Cats don't know that a pill is good for them so they are not going to willingly eat it, just stick liquid wormer and flea treatment on the back of the neckhmm do people still actually try to treat their animals with pills?

Mycarsmellsoflavender Fri 29-Sep-17 23:04:37

I use panacur granules mixed in the food and then once a year the vet gives her a drontal pill when she has her vaccination. Panacur doesn't kill all types of worms though. I don't think the spot on wormers do either.

GoldenGumballs Mon 09-Oct-17 15:01:59

Advocate covers most worm but not the most important - tapeworm so still need to treat that. Can get programme injection at vets if tablets impossible.

dementedpixie Mon 09-Oct-17 15:03:08

Mine get milbemax for tapeworm which is the one advocate doesn't kill

KittyLover91 Fri 13-Oct-17 13:01:10

I leave this for my vet to struggle with then my cat hates her more than me for taking him there grin

InappropriateGavels Sat 21-Oct-17 20:01:35

ProseccoMamam - Most over the counter spot-on worming treatments don't treat tapeworms, it's tends to be only tablets that do that. Also, there are still some treatments for animals that only come as tablets - I'm yet to get a course of antibiotics as anything other than a tablet.

Wolfiefan - thanks for mentioning Profender, I'm going to talk to my vet about it, it's the first spot-on one I've seen that does multiple types of worm. Can I be rude and ask how much a prescription was? My cat turns into the devil when you try to get pills into him.

sugarplumfairy28 Sun 22-Oct-17 15:42:43

We have 10 cats and 3 cats who can't keep down tablets. We get a paste called Panacur and its great.

Wolfiefan Sun 22-Oct-17 15:44:13

I don't actually know! I've just done them but I paid for it and advocate and their jabs and exam all together!

Lovemusic33 Sun 22-Oct-17 15:55:37

I use spot on stuff from the vets costs a fortune ,he usually goes crazy and sulks for the rest of the day. That reminds me, i must do it this week before he starts throwing up worms on my new carpet.

heavenlypink Sun 22-Oct-17 16:24:26

Probably not the answer you are looking for but funny with an element of truth confused

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