A Quick Guide to Using Drontal Cat Wormer

Many cats will have problems with worms at one point or another in their life. These can be harmful to the health of your cat, and potentially even to the health of you and your family. For this reason, it is important to regularly treat your pet for worms in order to prevent infestation and maintain the health of your pet and your household.

About Worms

There are several types of worms to which cats are vulnerable, including tapeworm, hookworm, whipworm and roundworm. These can range in size from as little as 5mm to a massive length of 5 metres.

There are a number of ways in which cats might be vulnerable to infestation. If they come into the contact with the faeces of other animals, or soil which has previously been in contact with faeces, worms can be transmitted. Some worms can live for up to three years after contaminating soil. Cats can also pick up worms as a result of catching and eating small animals. Some worms, notably tapeworms, can also be spread through fleas.

Why Use Drontal?

Drontal Cat Wormer is not the only worming treatment on the market for cats, so why should you use this product over any others? There are a number of advantages to making Drontal your cat worming product of choice, as this product bears several useful differences when compared to other brands.

One of the main benefits is that Drontal is the only wormer currently on the market that is effective at treating all common types of worm that can infest cats. This means that it is a useful and affective treatment regardless of which worm variety you are dealing with. It is also one of the most convenient wormers, administered as a single dose which can be given either with or without food.

Administering Drontal Cat Wormer Properly

Drontal Cat Wormer comes in the form of a tablet, which is suitable for use from the age of six weeks. There is a separate product, Drontal Cat XL, for large cats (over 6kg). Most cats can be treated with a single dose, and this can be given without food. However, if your cat is not keen on taking the tablet, it can also be disguised in food. Unlike some alternative products, there is no need to starve your cat and administer the product on an empty stomach.

After a while, cats will become vulnerable to fresh infestations of worms. For this reason, it is necessary to develop a routine of administering Drontal regularly in order to keep your cat entirely free of worms and protect its health from the damage these pests can cause. For this reason, it is recommended that you repeat the treatment every three months. This should be sufficiently regular to prevent any worms reaching maturity in your cat's digestive system, and thereby prevent the damage that fully-developed worms can cause.