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Re: Worming
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2006, 17:45:57 PM »
ok, will go via your website to the vetsuk site Ela. thanks for that.

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Re: Worming
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2006, 17:12:39 PM »
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So is the Bob Martin Spot On Dewormer ok?

It is as much uses as a chocolate teapot. You want Drontal or Milbimax
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Re: Worming
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2006, 16:53:49 PM »
So is the Bob Martin Spot On Dewormer ok? I only gave her her frontline spot on yesterday and clipped claws the day before don't want tos tress her more..

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Re: Worming
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2006, 16:09:27 PM »
I had a word with FAB today and they advise indoor cats should be wormed every 6 months to be on the safe side.
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Re: Worming
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2006, 05:02:43 AM »
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As long as you take your vets advice no one will argue with that, I expect as with most things in life different ideas for different folks (and vets)
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Re: Worming
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2006, 17:34:41 PM »
We still worm our indoor cats 2 - 3 times a year.

My vet said that there isn't any need to worm them several times a year as they don't mix with other cats or eat wildlife.
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Re: Worming
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2006, 17:29:22 PM »
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If she's indoor then once a year is fine.

We still worm our indoor cats 2 - 3 times a year.
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Re: Worming
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2006, 16:46:17 PM »
I don't think Lexy has been dewormed since her first treatment. Vet didn't say anything about doing this regualrly....I have Bob Martin Dewormer (like a spot-on traetment)....oh my, as she's indoor is this ncessary? Worried now!!

You'd be better off with drontal or milbemax tbh. If she's indoor then once a year is fine.
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Re: Worming
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2006, 16:33:14 PM »
I don't think Lexy has been dewormed since her first treatment. Vet didn't say anything about doing this regualrly....I have Bob Martin Dewormer (like a spot-on traetment)....oh my, as she's indoor is this ncessary? Worried now!!

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Re: Worming
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2006, 16:14:31 PM »
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Or am I worming them too much..........

Pass, it depends on what treatment you are using, I suggest you ask the vet.
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Re: Worming
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2006, 13:31:43 PM »
Thanks for the tip about dairylea.

Not sure what the make is Ela, the first few times the vet gave the tablets when we were there (only 7/8 mths).  Then the last time I don't think all got eaten at all, they sprung the "crushed up plan" - clever things.  They're been flead every month tho, so should be ok.  Or am I worming them too much..........
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Re: Worming
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2006, 19:30:54 PM »

They both love the smell of cheese, is this safe to use?  Or should a pack some tuna around the tablet?

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Try it in some dairylea spread, we use that at work and they love it

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Re: Worming
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2006, 17:04:03 PM »
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Ela - normally worm mine every 6-8 weeks........

What do you use?
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Re: Worming
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2006, 16:46:28 PM »
Will see what tablets hubby comes back from vets with.........think it cost him £8 for 2 tablets last time..........bloody kittens  ;D
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Re: Worming
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2006, 16:40:10 PM »
I can't advise whether or not spot on wormers are any good as I only used profender spot on once on mine but have gone back to milbemax due to the cost of profender and trying to get tablets down my pair once a year (twice a year max) is not that hard.
Milbemax is a small tablet and treats cats up to 8kg so most cats only need 1 tablet. Even Bilbo doesn't object too much to the milbemax (he used to go mad at being made to swallow 1.5 drontal xl cat tablets)
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Re: Worming
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2006, 16:36:24 PM »
Ela - normally worm mine every 6-8 weeks........
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Re: Worming
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2006, 16:32:08 PM »
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Depend how often your cat gets worms lol

I am sorry I do not agree, cats should be wormed on a regular basis and your vet is the best person to advise you on the timing depending which preparation you use.

Very often people only realize that their cat has worms when they are endemic.
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Re: Worming
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2006, 15:49:41 PM »
Ok going to try tablets one more time tonight if this fails I'm switching to spot-on.

So the question is.........what's the best treat to hide these tablets in, I've tried crushing them previous in the food - no chance!!!!

They both love the smell of cheese, is this safe to use?  Or should a pack some tuna around the tablet?

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Re: Worming
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2006, 11:42:26 AM »
Hi Liza

 whereas a tablet will last you 3 months. HTH

Thats not strictly true -
Depend how often your cat gets worms lol

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Re: Worming
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2006, 11:05:07 AM »
Hi Liza
Not all the spot-ons cover both type of worms

droncit - tapeworm only so use a flea spot-on that does roundworm, eg. stronghold or advantage

profender- this does roundworm & tapeworm

Im not sure how long these are effective for so they may need doing monthly, whereas a tablet will last you 3 months. Milbemax are a small wormer that can easily be wrapped in cheese or something similar!

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Re: Worming
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2006, 10:51:36 AM »
Thanks for this - will definitely try either of these! 
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Re: Worming
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2006, 10:10:32 AM »
I used Profender spot-on this time on Rocky as he HATES taking tablets.

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Re: Worming
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2006, 10:04:13 AM »
I am sure the Drontal Spot-on wormer will be  very effective
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Worming
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 09:34:30 AM »
Very quick question........are the spot-on wormers that you can buy effective?  the reason I ask is that my 2 are a pain to give tablets to, Cruz tries to snap your fingers off.  Have tried crushing the tablets in their food but they're way too smart to fall for that!!

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