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Return of the worms :(

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Lollipop11 · 19/06/2014 09:18

I have an 8 month old kitten, who seems to constantly have worms? They go away for a little while when i treat them ( the sprinkle on the food stuff) but they return pretty quick :( . Unfortunately he is a bit of a hunter so constantly eating rabbits/mice/birds etc which i'm assuming this is where the worms are coming from? Can anyone recommend a really good wormer that will work some sort of magic on this poor boy? I cant keep him in to stop hunting, its too nice any sunny outside!

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Fluffycloudland77 · 19/06/2014 09:42

I think you are meant to worm monthly anyway, my vets said you could do it every 3 weeks if they needed it but it wasn't standard practice.

Milbemax is a good tablet, you get it from the vets.

Lollipop11 · 19/06/2014 09:57

Thanks fluffy, i do it every month, but i think i need to step it up in summer - with the vet strength stuff!

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Fluffycloudland77 · 19/06/2014 10:02

Ask them what's the minimum time you can leave inbetween doses if he's a prolific hunter.

My understanding is that wormers kill worms but don't prevent a further infestation iyswim.

ProfYaffle · 19/06/2014 10:03

What flea stuff do you use? Advocate kills some worms, our vet recommends a combination of that and Drontal.

Lollipop11 · 19/06/2014 10:34

hmmmmmmm i dont know which flea stuff, its what ever is on offer when i go to get it! I shall google advocate and drontal thank you! Will the worms harm his health? He seems ok in himself?

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ProfYaffle · 19/06/2014 10:51

We had an awful time with over the counter Frontline, just didn't work and we got a heavy flea infestation. It turned out to be a false economy because we ended up spending lots on Indorex spray and Advocate to clear it.

Advocate is more expensive and you can only get it from the vets but it works, I think it kills threadworms and you need Drontal for tapeworm but I may have got that wrong.

RubbishMantra · 19/06/2014 11:06

Over the counter worm/flea stuff doesn't work, and Bob Martin is not good for many other reasons too... (google it)

I use Drontal from here, way cheaper than vets

Yes, worms are harmful to health, causing malnourishment.

Lonecatwithkitten · 19/06/2014 16:58

If you are having a lot of worms your cat is going to regularly come in contact with fleas and ticks I would use Broadline which will do everything every month.

SpandexBallet · 19/06/2014 18:57

We use a combination of advocate and profender. They are both spot ons.
Used to use drontol tablets but wasn't a fan of giving them to her.

Arudonto · 20/06/2014 16:21

What wormer are you using?over the counter products from petshops and supermarkets are not as good as ones got in vets..
Id be looking into regular worming with a broad spectrum bet is go into the vets and ask for help.

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