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Littlemissindependent Wed 04-Jan-17 15:02:23

Recently acquired kitten decided to make it known this morning that she'd got a lovely case of worms sad despite having supposedly been wormed when I collected her 5 weeks ago. Drontal subsequently administered (many cuts sustained in the process) but am wondering if anyone knows how long it takes to work?

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 04-Jan-17 16:25:19

Ideally kittens should be wormed once a month till 6 months of age due to roundworm transmission in mothers milk and the worm lifecycle. So having worms 5 weeks after previous treatment is not a big surprise. Drontal usually works in 34 to 48 hours.

dementedpixie Wed 04-Jan-17 16:26:58

Supposed to be wormed every 2 weeks until 12 weeks according to what I've read

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 04-Jan-17 19:44:37

You can probably crush the drontal into yummy food like gourmet next time.

I crush all our cats meds.

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 04-Jan-17 22:02:04

If you use panacur the leaflet says this, but drontal or milbemax you can follow BSAVA guidelines of monthly.

Littlemissindependent Thu 05-Jan-17 08:59:32

There must have been magic in the worming tablets! Woken up this morning to a totally different kitten who's purring and making silly noises, head butting and actively wanting a fuss! Makes me wonder whether she genuinely had been wormed at all previously

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