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Worming treatment cat will take?

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SirNiallDementia Sun 01-Nov-15 09:11:20

Least glamorous post of the day.......

Can you recommend a worming tablet the cat will actually eat rather than eat around when I add it to her food?!


Fluffycloudland77 Sun 01-Nov-15 09:14:27

Could you grind it to powder with a spoon and mix it in with breakfast?.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sun 01-Nov-15 09:16:07

Droncit spot on. Only does tape worm but I reckon that's the one they're most at risk of. I can't get mine to take tablets though I have purchased a cat tablet device from Amazon which is meant to shoot them down their throat. However I value my skin being intact and wimped out of using it.

Mine are probably riddled with other worms as they haven't had tablets in years but at least there's no tape worms. I don't actually know if they get other worms, probably.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sun 01-Nov-15 09:17:31

I just googled and this spot on does round worm as well.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sun 01-Nov-15 09:18:42

You could take cat to the vet and ask them to give a tablet. It's only every 3 months, and no charge at our vets, as long as you pay for the medication.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sun 01-Nov-15 09:20:09

My vet won't do it! I asked him once when the cat was there for something else and he was really arsey with me. Said if I couldn't get a tablet down the cat what on earth made me think that he could! He was really rude.

SirNiallDementia Sun 01-Nov-15 09:23:50

The bugger can sense crushed up tablets in her food, I think that spot on stuff or the vet may be the way to go.

Thanks everyone!

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sun 01-Nov-15 09:24:16

We use Vetsklinic. I hate the K, but the vets are lovely and all very young. Have you got one near you?

EnlightenedOwl Sun 01-Nov-15 09:27:26

I use Advocate spot -on - much easier. Get it from the vet. The over the counter ones are pretty rubbish

JimmyGreavesMoustache Sun 01-Nov-15 09:27:54

have a look at this on how to get a tablet into a cat

I'd always been terrible before, but this technique is pretty good.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Sun 01-Nov-15 09:30:33

I use Advocate and Profender fro Harry. He doesn't like it but it's easier than getting a tablet down him

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 01-Nov-15 09:51:32

Whothefuck rarely do I suggest that someone needs a new vet, but when a client requests I wormer I always offer to pop it down the cat for them whilst they are in the clinic.
Broad line spot on will do round and tape worms as well as fleas and ticks. Profender will just do round and tapeworm.

cozietoesie Sun 01-Nov-15 10:27:02

Seniorboy won't take tablets in any shape or form so it has to be injections or - for worms/fleas - spot-ons for him. His vet quite openly acknowledges it. I think she'd rather give him a different AB for his poor nose problems but the one she uses is the injectable one so - Hey Ho.

Who - that is as unprofessional behaviour as I've ever come across. Imagine if you had to discuss a difficult issue with him. What confidence could you have in the man? I'd change vets and use a spot on in the interim. (I'd also be considering putting in a professional complaint but that's just me.)

BibiBlocksberg Sun 01-Nov-15 18:33:12

Bloody hell OP, what a terrible attitude from your vet. All of mine have always fallen over themselves to pop the pill into my cats.

If they could get hold of them that is - hate the upset transporting cats creates so only ever take them down for injuries/other health concerns <wimp>

Milbemax is the only tablet i've managed to successfully hide in their food - even my ultra fussy girl wouldn't notice it broken in half & stirred into her tuna & shrimp sachet.

Vet only had drontal last time i wormed her - wish i had taken pics as i came back to a bowl expertly cleared apart from the two pill halves neatly eaten around & left in the middle of the bowl. Quite an achievement i thought smile

Went back to vet & they gave me granules instead - she ate around them too!

Advantage/Advocate is great & no fuss but i was always told they don't kill off all types of worms hence the arsing around with tablets too.

Archfarchnad Sun 01-Nov-15 21:47:02

Archcat managed to resist all efforts to give him either Drontal or Milbemax, and we tried everything: wrapping him up in a blanket and shoving it down his throat - wrapping it in favourite foods - crushing it to a powder and mixing it with normal food. None of them worked and we ended up wasting a lot of money on unused worming tablets. So we went over to Profender spot-on and it works fine. He accepts it as much as he accepts his flea spot-on (he tolerates them both as long as Dreamies follow).

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sun 01-Nov-15 21:51:12

This was a few years ago, I have got a new vet now.

cozietoesie Sun 01-Nov-15 22:25:54

That's good, Who. I couldn't warm to the sound of that vet at all.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sun 01-Nov-15 22:57:33

Though the new vet killed my dog in a routine dental operation and still charged me £300. I can't warm to her either.

cozietoesie Mon 02-Nov-15 00:37:58

I don't know the circumstances to that one but I've never regarded GA procedures as entirely straightforward. (I always pace until the animal is up and doing even if they seem young and strong.)

I'm sorry your dog died - you've not had good experiences with your vet practices it seems.

I know what it's like getting a bill afterwards as well - I've had to deal with bills specifically for putting animals to sleep before now - but I guess they have to send them in order to pay the staff.

Miserable making for you at the time, though. sad

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Mon 02-Nov-15 18:17:31

cozietoes. She made it through the operation but was found dead in the recovery cage afterwards. They dragged her out and did CPR but it was too late.

Ive never asked what caused it but I presume a heart attack.

She was 7yo and had a heart murmur. The vet nurse let slip they'd had her under GA for 90 mins which I thought was a long time for a greyhound as they don't do well with GAs do they. The previous year they'd had to stop the dental halfway through as they said she wasn't coping well with the GA. They pulled a lot of teeth out and part of me worries she bled to death.

SirNiallDementia Thu 05-Nov-15 23:34:43

Problem solved!

Vets 4 Pets give a free 10 min session with the nurse so if you buy a worming tablet from them, she will administer it free of charge. Phew.

And she was so helpful with advice on which to use (Milbimax cos it has a meat tasting coating and is small) and how to administer it. Reckon I can do it myself next time after watching her.

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