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I was horrified when just before Christmas I took my lovely kitten Myrtle to be spade at the vets that when I went to collect her she was fine but a tapeworm had been noted coming out of her bum! Me, I am very hot on my care for Myrtle and she had been wormed about two months previously so I thought we was covered on the worm front so to hear that was pretty distressing to me. All I can assume is that the last brand of worm tablets I used simply didn't work for her so I went into Pets At Home and bought this treatment. The vet thinks that although we are only meant to worm our kittens and cats every 3 months that I am best for the next 3 months to worm her monthly as she seemed to be riddled with them and I bought these ones with the help of the staffs advice in Pets At Home.
I bought these in a box containing 2 tablets which of course would usually then cover our kittens and cats from worms for a whole six months.......not bad for a mere £6.99 eh?! The box is green and yellow with a photograph of a couple of cats on there and we are told what they are and who they are by and that they are suitable for cats & kittens over 12 weeks of age and that they are effective in one dose from Tapeworms and Roundworms and then other information stated on the box includes being told a bit about the product and how to use them, lots of dosage advice is given depending on the weight of you cat or kitten, ingredients are listed and contact details for the manufacturer are also stated. Inside the box the tablets come in a foil tray and the tablets are very simple and easy to pop out of that.
The tablets are round in shape and white in colour, not too thick and generally not too big. For my Myrtles weight she needs one tablet per dose though as I have already mentioned dosage advice is given and for very small cats you can get away with 1/2 a tablet and for very large one you will need to give 2 of them. You can break it easily by snapping it, disguise it in food or do as I do.....I pop it in Myrtles mouth and gently rub her neck. She never minds taking these in fact I gave her a treatment this morning whilst I was fussing her and she purred through it!
Do They Work?:
According to the vet they have worked for Myrtle. She went for a checkup recently and had her bum and that checked over and nothing was seen thank goodness. I never knew she had them in the first place mind you, they certainly never ever did peer out of her bum and wave hello to me and neither did I see them in her poo but the vet assures me the problem seems to be gone now but to continue a little while longer on a monthly basis with a worm treatment to make sure that the worms are clearly gone from her intestines. I mean who wants worms nibbling those after all. Yuk!
I am really really pleased with these. The price is good which is nice for me but the most important thing to me is Myrtles more comfortable and more healthy and I will certainly continue using these!
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We have a cat and we like to look after her as good as we can. Since she was 12 weeks old we have been using worming tablets and granules every three months and this Bob Martin product is one that we have used fairly recently.
Cats can suffer from roundworm and tapeworm both of which are very unpleasant and can lead to loss of appetite, weight loss, bloated tummy, dull fur and general unwell animals.
When we first started using worming tablets we would struggle to get our kitten to eat one and it ended up with us putting it in her mouth and basically holding her mouth closed until she ate it. This made us both feel terrible and I am sure it did not help her build up her trust in us. After she brought one tablet up a couple of times we realised that we needed a more effective yet gentle way to get her to take her tablet. A folded up piece of ham did the trick and she gobbled it down with no problems at all. From the day we discovered this we have never had another problem with her bringing up a tablet although we have also tried the granules in the past so its not like the tablets are a regular occurrence in her ham!
The current price for two of these tablets is just under £6.00 in Sainsburys stores and this is the standard price. I am yet to see these tablets on offer as if I did I would certainly stock up. When our cat was a kitten she only needed half a tablet and while these are tough tablets it was simple enough to break in half and leave one half in the foil blister pack and put it back in to the box. As our kitten grew up in to a cat she now needs 1 tablet. The packet contains the guideline amount based on your cats weight and I have found the best way to accurately weigh her is to put a couple of cat treats on the scales and then pop her on, she sits there happily munching and in just a few seconds I know that the dosage I was going to give her is correct.
So far we have not experienced any worms in our cats litter tray and she seems to be holding her weight quite well despite health problems. The vet seemed happy on her last check up two weeks ago when we advised that her flea treatments and worming tablets were up to date. We prefer to keep on top of using these every 3 months rather than waiting for any problems to arise. Our cat is a house cat but occasionally she does interact with other cats and I do not like to run the risk of her potentially picking up fleas or something else and that developing to worms.
We have found these dewormer tablets to be quite widely available and the price seems fairly similar in the pet stores that we frequent. We usually just pick ours up with the weekly shop and I just give her the tablet at the start of March, June, September & December as this fits in well with when she arrived to live with us and keeping her schedule nice and up to date.
These dewormer tablets are effective in treating tapeworms and roundworms. Unlike some treatments it protects against all intestinal worms that are most commonly found in UK cats.
The tablets come in a very large box for the two small tablets that come inside it and has information written all over it including a flap on the back which offers more advice and instructions. The pack also comes with a paper inside that has more safety information.
You should weigh your cat carefully before giving them the tablet as you need to get the correct dosage amount.
1-2kg= 1/2 tablet
2-4kg= 1 tablet
4-6kg= 1 & 1/2 tablets
+6kg= 2 tablets
Most cats on average are 2-4 kg which is why the packs says two dosages but if you cat is over 4 kg then you will end up having to use more. The tablets are fine to split in half and have an indent in them which makes it easier.
The tablets aren't too big and I can quite easily conceal it in a piece of chicken which my cat will eat without noticing anything. Another option is to grind it up and put in on a meaty treat of some sort but this is harder and I find the first way much quicker and hassle free.
Kittens over 12 weeks old and adult cats should be wormed routinely every 3 months. Along with this you should remember to deflea your cat as this helps keep away the nasty worms.
My cat has never had worms as we do as the packet advises and worm every 3 months. This treatment obviously seems to work as my cat goes outdoors and has probably encountered them before.
These tablets are very convenient as they are available from Asda, Wilkinsons, Tesco and many other stores and do not need a vet prescription or anything of that sort! From Asda, this 2 treatment pack costs around £5-6 which seems expensive but two packs of this will last a year and it is much better to prevent than to cure. It is also cheaper to use Bob Martin products than Frontline and Advantage which are also less widely available.
Definitely recommend this dewormer, it's reliable and effective.
It might not be a subject most pet owners would want to address, but unfortunately both cats and dogs can become infected with worms at any time. The only preventative measure a responsible owner can take is to get their furry friend checked over by a vet every year, and remember to get their pet wormed as and when necessary.
There are two different kinds of worm which affect both dogs and cats: Roundworm and Tapeworm.
.. tend to affect younger cats and dogs. Apparently they can grow up to 7" long if left untreated in pets. I'm not surprised then that side effects of having one of these is a swollen stomach, loss of appetite and vomiting.
.. can grow much longer than the roundworm, and have segments which can break away and can sometimes be seen as small white moving particles in the pet's toilet waste. Apart from causing your pet to lose it's condition generally and leave it with dull looking fur, I'm sure no pet owner who scoops after their dog or cleans a cat litter tray wants to see either kind of worm. Tapeworms can also be spread from one pet to another by fleas, so it's best to ensure that you also treat your pet for fleas at the same time.
Some worming pills I've used on my cat in the past have required her to take three pills at weekly intervals, 2 for tapeworms and 1 for roundworms. This necessitates me having to remember what particular day I gave her the tablet the week before, and going to the trouble of trying to coax a tablet (or in my case two broken halves) down her throat three weeks running. Giving my dog tablets is no trouble as I can simply mix it in with her wet food and she eats it all, but anyone who has tried shooting a tablet down a cats throat will realise how stressful it can become for both them and the cat.
Thus, it was a pleasant surprise to find that with Bob Martin's 2 in 1 tablets, only one tablet is needed.
I paid just over £7 for my box, which seems rather expensive given that it only contains two tablets. Only having the one cat, and worming her at the recommended three monthly intervals means of course that I would have to buy this twice a year.
This is suitable for any cat over 12 weeks old, and can be given whole, or as I prefer, broken in half and given in two bits. From bitter experience, a whole tablet, if I can get it into my cats mouth, will just sit on her tongue with her refusing to swallow it until she starts salivating so much I have to concede defeat and she spits it out. Two halves seem to go down the back of her throat easier making the whole situation far less stressful for both of us. I usually make sure I give Poppy any tablets before she gets breakfast, so at least if there is any bitter aftertaste, it shouldn't last too long.
Do they work?
The best I can say is that they seem to. Poppy isn't considered old in cat years at 4 years of age, and is usually full of beans. Naturally if she were to lose her appetite or start seeming lethargic, I would seek advice from my vet. I'm glad to say, though, that despite the amount of time that she spends outdoors and in the company of our neighbours' cats, she doesn't appear to have worms. I suppose one sure way of knowing would be to examine her toilet waste, but I won't do that any time soon.
I bought this from a local independant pet store, but it's widely available from supermarkets and online retailers as well.
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