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Why worm your cat?

  • Your cat is most likely to pick up worms from the great outdoors, however you might not even know your cat has them because symptoms aren’t always easy to spot.

  • Roundworms and tapeworms are the common intestinal worms found in cats living in the UK.

  • Left untreated, they can pose a health risk to your cat and family, so it's vital to ensure your cat is on a regular treatment plan.

Drontal wormer for cats

Cat tablet wormer for all common UK intestinal worms

  • Worm Kills all common intestinal worms (roundworms and tapeworms) found in UK cats
  • Clock Fast and effective, vet strength formula

Drontal Cat

Drontal Cat Tablets and Drontal Cat Tablets XL target all types of intestinal worms (roundworms and tapeworms) commonly found in UK cats. They combine two active ingredients that work together to target and kill worms, giving you peace of mind that you are helping keep these unwanted visitors away from your cat and family.

Drontal for cats

Everything you need to know about the product.

Drontal Cat Tablets.

Product Weight Drontal Cat Tablets
Drontal Cat Tablets 2 kg 0.5
2-4 kg 1

For cats greater than 4kg it may be more convenient to use Drontal Cat XL

Drontal Cat Tablets XL.

Product Weight Drontal Cat Tablets XL
Drontal Cat Tablets XL 4-6kg 1

For cats greater than 6kg it may be more convenient to use Dronspot

Drontal Cat Tablets:
230 mg pyrantel embonate and 20 mg praziquantel with 1.8 mg Titanium Dioxide (E171).
Drontal Cat XL Tablets:
345 mg pyrantel embonate and 30 mg praziquantel with 2.6 mg Titanium Dioxide (E171).

Cats can be exposed to intestinal worms in a variety of ways such as adventuring outdoors, scavenging or hunting. Recent research has shown that the majority of UK cats should be wormed monthly, however there maybe situations where less frequent treatment is required. Please speak to your vet or retailer about the most appropriate worming frequency for your cat.

Even if your cat never sets foot outside, they can still be at risk from worms. If your cat ingests a flea (which can carry worm eggs) when grooming, they can become infected with worms. It is also worth noting that if you have multiple pets in the household, there is also risk that they may bring home unwanted parasites.

Drontal kills every type of intestinal worm commonly found in UK cats, including:

  • Roundworms (Toxocara cati and Toxascaris leonina)
  • Tapeworms (Dipylidium caninum and Taenia taeniaeformis)

As with all medicines, side effects are possible but very uncommon. If you notice any adverse signs such as excessive drooling, vomiting, diarrhoea or other signs that concern you after using Drontal, please speak to your vet as soon as possible.

Drontal tablets for cats can be given to kittens from 6 weeks of age.

Yes, Drontal tablets for cats can be used alongside other flea products, for advice on this please speak to your vet or retailer.

Even though a low level of infection may not show any signs, it’s never ideal to have parasitic worms living in your cat. It’s important to remember that worms can cause disease in people too, so regular worming of pets will give you a peace of mind that you are helping keep these unwanted visitors away from your family.

Yes, some worms can also cause disease in people. People who are particularly at risk include pregnant women, babies, toddlers and immunocompromised individuals such as the elderly, diabetics and people with HIV-infection.

Regular worming of our pets will help to reduce the chance of these parasites being accidentally ingested by people.

For example, people can accidentally eat roundworm eggs (which can get onto our hands from your pet’s environment or from stroking them), the larvae (active immature form) of the worm can travel through our bodies and potentially cause disease. In rare cases, if the larvae end up in a person’s eye, they can lead to blindness.

People can also become infected with an intermediate stage of some species of tapeworm if they swallow tapeworm eggs. It’s even possible (though uncommon) for people to develop a tapeworm infection if they swallow an infected flea.

There are four main ways that your cat can become infected with intestinal worms:

  1. Picking worm eggs up from the environment (the soil/sandpits/grass etc.)
  2. From their mother - roundworms can be transmitted from mum to her kittens through suckling
  3. Eating an infected flea whilst grooming
  4. From hunting and eating infected mice, rabbits or birds

Unfortunately no. You can’t completely stop your cat coming into contact with worms. However, using Drontal wormer regularly will help them combat every type of common intestinal worm found in UK cats.

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