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      26.11.2013 20:13
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      A great little tabley

      My cat is a nightmare when it comes to catching wildlife. I hate it I've tried collars with numerous bells on but he still manages to catch something whether it be birds, mice, rats and Squirrels...Yes squirrels!!!

      So especially with 2 children I ensure he is wormed regularly. I find giving him Drontal tablets a battle but I know there a complete wormer

      Purchasing these tablets from my vet costs £3 each but if I purchase these on line I can get them for £1.50. As these are non-prescription medication they are freely available from pet shops, pharmacies or on line.
      Each tablet comes with calendar stickers to remind you when you need to worm your cat or when you have wormed your cat.

      The dosage you have to give your cat depends on the weight of your cat. One tablet worms a cat of 4kg (the average cat size). But they do come with a line down the centre for easy snapping. My vet recommend working cats every 3 months but as my cat is a keen hunter I tend to do it once a month.

      My cat is not the easiest to worm so to get the Drontal tablet down in one I have to roll him in a towel (to prevent clawing) and push the tablet down this throat. I have tried discussing it in food and crushing it up but he soon susses them out and spits the tablet back out!!

      Once the tablet is spat out it goes slimy and chalky making it difficult to handle. So I like to ensure it's gotten down in one swift movement.

      I would recommend these tablets if your cat is easy to get tablets down if not I would recommend a product by the same manufactures called Droncit, however this is a prescription only medication which requires a prescription or gotten from the vets.

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      13.05.2013 23:59
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      An effective and economical way to keep you car worm free.

      My cat has a sixth sense where the vet is concerned. Come the date of a check up and she's no where to be found. And, though my vet is lovely, I too like to avoid a visit to keep costs down.

      Drontal cat tablets are a relatively simple way to worm your cat at home and avoid extra vet trips. Drontal provides protection against round and tape worm. This is especially important if your cat, like mine, views the neighbourhood as the plains of the Serengeti, returning home with carcasses grasped between her teeth whilst somehow managing to mew loudly at the same time. I wish she didn't do this, especially when small children are around but she does. Given that she scoffs the lot, I know it's important to keep on top of the worming.

      Drontal is a worming tablet that is readily available on line for about £1.50 per tablet. Buying multiples generally brings the price down. The pack comes with some cat stickers to pop on your calendar as a reminder of when you have treated your cat. Dosage is calculated by weight (one tablet per 4kg - an average weight for a cat). You can administer it by hand as the vet would which may be fine for the tamer cat and more confident owner. I choose a moment when my cat is very hungry and con her by either placing it in a slice of chicken, rolling it in cheese or last time, simply putting it in with her dry biscuits. The tablet is slightly bigger than a biscuit. I would say she falls for this 90% of the time. The other times she will spit it out. this obviously isn't ideal but for the price, I'm prepared to accept the odd wasted tablet. In terms of efficacy, my cat has never had worms so I will keep up with the Drontal and hopefully avoid visits to the vet!

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        23.11.2010 21:12
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        They work quickly and are cheap

        Having a wormer for a cat is important and sometimes not everyone is aware of the various types out there. You visit a vet and ask for a worming tablet for a cat you find they make you pay insane amount for a single tablet.

        I usually go online and settle for Drontal. They do there tablets on so many websites that sell pet products and they have these on a good deal usually around £1.50 a tablet and that is a fantastic price considering.

        These are the type of tablets you want they come in a foil packet which seals the tablet in a bubble like fashion and you take it out and can break it in half. You could give it to the cat in two amounts or perhaps give it to them in one big tablet.

        When I have a tablet like that I tend to break it up into smaller pieces as this makes it easier for the cat to swallow them. Drontal claim the tablet can kill intestinal worms within a cat and this is a key thing to do otherwise they can get worms from eating things outside.

        I also know from experience that this tablet also helps kill tapeworm and Hookworm as well and to be fair it does mention many types of worms and some I am not familiar with.

        A few years ago I had brought a cat with worms and it was a constant struggle to help him better and he had issues with toilet duties and usually a cat eats more as well due to these growing inside them.

        They can catch worms from what they eat and if you live near fields like me then sometimes your cat likes to bring you home a present usually a rat or a mouse. If they eat those animals without there own treatment the chances of worms spreading inside them increases.

        Worms are white and tiny and you would notice them in your cat if they went to the toilet as it does look quite weird at first but nasty at the same time.

        You do have various sizes of tablet as well sometimes you get the XL tablet for the bigger cats and for the smaller cats you give them these which is what I do every three months as they request.

        I would say the shape of the tablet perhaps could be better they are easy to break and add to say some meat and it would help the cat more. The tablets could be round shaped in my view and it would help more people when trying to convince there cat to swallow.

        I think they could perhaps put a flavouring on them to make the cat want the product much more. Some people have said Drontal is not suitable for there pets as it is cheaper then what the vet offers but my cats have never had worms at all. I have used Drontal for around 2 years now and never had an issue with worms within my home.

        People who own a cat and pay insane amounts at the vet should remember sometimes you pay for a name and yet another product offers the same service but as a much cheaper price.

        One final note if you do not control fleas within your cat this is another way they catch fleas, according to my vet if they swallow a flea they can catch worms as well from them.

        These can brought on many websites online.

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          01.10.2010 12:55
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          A good way to keep your moggy healthy!

          If you want to avoid your cat getting that dreaded condition known as worms, that always has me imagining the image of a dog scooting across the floor on his backside as they are prone to do when they get worms, then this is the best cat product available on the market that kills off all types of worms that can affect your feline in one swift dose!

          They cost around £3 or £4 for two tablets and these last for quite a few montrhs before a second dose needs to be administered. Seeing as how the only way I can get my boys to take these tablets is by holding open their jaw and slipping them down the back of their throats (never nice!), then it helps that these are not too big but big enough to spot if either of my crafty pair pretend to swallow then quickly hoike them up around the corner! Which they have been known to do!! Little bleeders!!!

          I have tried several different brands, many on the market require seperate tablets for Hok and Round worms, but these are among the best and unequalled in price or effectivness! Certainly they come with a strong reccommendation from me though it is best to consult your vet before using as they are not to be used with pregnant cats (not a problem with me who has two boys!) or cats on any other medication!

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          06.06.2010 23:05
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          Easy, simple and effective.

          Several years ago, we had a cat who loved hunting mice. Unfortunately, this hugely increases the risk of the cat getting intestinal worms, which is exactly what happened. I was really shocking when I discovered his little "friends", and I was absolutely repelled by the sight of them. Intestinal worms are very common in cats and can be transmitted in various ways. Kittens can get them by drinking milk from an affected mother. Fleas can carry tapeworm larvae and can be ingested by the cat if it swallows a flea. Roundworm eggs can lie in the soil for a year or more before being ingested, and of course, hunting is a big risk factor, which is why so many cats get worms.


          Luckily, there are some really effective treatments out there, although I would strictly avoid widely available commercial preperations and tablets, as they simply don't work, or are only effective on certain types of worm. The best type of tablet are those recommended by vets, such as Milbemax or Drontal. Drontal is available from vets, or some pharmacies, but be warned! We bought two tablets from Sainsburys Pharmacy today for £10, only to find them available on amazon for a mere £1.50, so shop around before buying!!!


          Drontal tablets are really effective, because they kill all types of worms that affect cats: Tapeworm, Roundworm, and Hookworm. They work very quickly, killing all live worms as soon as they enter the gut. You need to worm your cat every three months to maximise protection, especially if your cat is a big hunter.


          The advantage of regular worming is that it improves the health of your cat, and reduces the risk of secondary problems arising as a result of infestation. It also protects those in the immediate environment. If a child is infested with worms, theyt can migrate around the body from the gut, causing blindness.


          Worming a cat is usually tricky, but Drontal tablets seem easier than others I have tried in the past. The tabets are small and brown. You simply tilt the cat's head back, drop the tablet in, and stroke the cat's throat until it swallows.


          The tablets are unlikely to cause Diarrhoea or sickness, as they do not contain Nitroscanate, which is an ingredient in some other worm preperations.


          Personally, I have had no problems using Drontal to worm my present pet cat. The tablets are easy to administer, and give me peace of mind that I am protecting her from nasty infestations, as well as my family and those in the nearby environment.

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            23.08.2009 12:03
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            works wonders

            definately the best worming tablets for both cats and dogs. We have tried cheaper versions but they never work. One of our cats is always around birds and mice and out in the field where he is bound to come into contact constantly with the worm/flea cycle. These tablets are great. Sometimes if you have more than one cat it can work out expensive but we get them from the internet at viovet.co.uk. This is the cheapest we have found so far. We also get the frontline spot on from here too. Below are some comparisons.

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            pets at home store £5.99 for 2 tablets (roughly £3 each)
            www.viovet.co.uk £3.40 for 2 tablets plus £1 delivery charge = £4.40
            www.Petmed.so.uk for 2 tablets £3.80 plus £1.50 postage = £5.30 plus ipoints

            Giving you cat a tablet can be difficult, our cats can smell the tablet in anything and will not touch food with it in so because we are blessed with cats that are not aggressive and dont tend to scratch and fight us we coat it in butter and pop it in their mouths, hold their mouth together then they automatically swallow. We got this method from a cat book and it works. Other methods is to crush up the tablet and mix it in with a strong salmon cat food.

            Cats that are out and about alot need to be wormed regularly. At least every three months. If you use drontal regularly, the chances are you will not see worms again.

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              28.06.2009 10:33
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              This is an excellent product which prevents your cat from getting all types of worms!

              Type of tablet: Worming
              Animal: Cat or Kitten

              ~ Overview ~

              If you have a cat which I have then I would recommend this product to you to prevent your cat from picking up that terrible condition worms. After using this on our cat I can confirm that we have experienced no problems with our cat.

              This type of tablet created by Drontal is the only type of tablet which combats all types of worms. So that is Hookworm, Whipworm, and Tapeworm. We only have to give our cat one tablet as she weighs less than 4kg.

              ~ Conditions of worms ~

              You know your cat has worms when they start to vomit or they start to have diarrhoea or have constipation. This can also lead to your cat getting an infection and doing so can lead to big vetinary bills which we all want to avoid if possible.

              Another problem with worms is that it can easily be passed from cat to cat and is noticeable sometimes with white bits appearing from their bottoms 9not the nicest thing to witness!).

              The worst case scenario is that your cat could end up dying and we all want to avoid this as your cat is your best friend. As you know all cats like to play and hunt objects and sometimes they can catch wildlife and in doing so they sometimes eat bugs which contain will give them worms.

              They tend to catch worms mostly from mice, mothers can also pass down worms to their kittens too.

              ~ Price ~

              The price of these tablets is quite cheap. We bought them online for around £3 for two tablets which last for quite a few months. I tend to use four per year so in total the price is £6 which is nothing for ensuring your cat is well looked after and that she is comforted.

              ~ Administering them to your cat ~

              Now this is the really tricky part and normally requires patience and a lot of skill. We have seen actual instruments which can slide the tablet down the throat of the cat but oh no we thought we could do it ourselves. We were wrong its one of the hardest things to get a cat to do.

              We tried mixing it in with their food, but coming back to her bowl after she had eaten her food the only thing left in her bowl was her tablet (amazing I know - she had spat it out!).

              The only other way which feels horrible is to open the cats mouth and put in her mouth and gently push it down her until she swallows it but based on my experience I would use the instrument as it can reduce the time to administer from two hours to two minutes.

              The tablets have to be given orally and should not be given to kittens that are less than six weeks old.

              ~ Warnings ~

              The warnings on the packaging state that if your cat is pregnant not to use this product as it can affect the kittens.

              ~ How often to use the tablets? ~

              I tend to give my cat a tablet four times per year which is great fun each time trying to get her to swallow this tablet.

              ~ Conclusion ~

              After using these tablets I would fully recommend this product to any cat lover and those who wish to make their cats lives a better one. The price online is very low and only costs slightly more than a fiver.

              Having had cats in the past that have had this type of condition, I ensure that all of our present and future cats have this tablet as it isn't an enjoyable experience seeing your cat in such discomfort.

              ~ My Rating ~
              5/5

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                27.08.2008 00:33
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                A great way to worm the cat

                As you all must know by now we have been adopted by a stray adult cat who we have called Mew - mainly because when he first started coming to the house for some fuss he was very vocal and I called him Mew as a joke but we all thought the name really suited him. Now I tell everyone that I asked him what his name was and he said 'Mew'!

                Anyway a couple of weeks ago we noticed white strands on his fur near his bottom. We obviously knew that these were worms although what we didn't realise until we did a bit of investigation on the Internet was that cats need to be dewormed regularly - especially when they catch and eat all sorts of wildlife like Mew does!

                I initially tried Bob Martin Dewormer Granules and they were worse than hopeless. Mew wouldn't eat more than a mouthful of food with the granules on it and that made him sick! If you are interested in more details - of the product NOT the unfortunate effects! - I have written a review. Incidentally I did get my money back from Bob Martins but it was only the £3.78 that we had paid and not a penny more! I thought they might at least round it up to a fiver for the distress caused to Mew but they sent a letter implying that he was sick because of some other reason. Yeah right!

                Anyway at the end of this review I asked if anyone could recommend a product which would work. The overwhelming majority suggested either Drontal or a visit to the vet. I decided to give Drontal a try first as we are a bit short on the readies at the moment but we would obviously not want to risk Mew's health in any way.

                One of the people who suggested Drontal also told me about a web site called www.hyperdrug.co.uk so I took a look there. Drontal was available in various sized boxes and I decided to buy just a box of two tablets to start with to see if Mew was OK with taking them and I also purchased three doses of Frontline to redo his flea treatment. The Drontal cost £3.99 and the Frontline cost £9.59 and when we were in Pets at Home looking at cat flaps (to then purchase cheaper elsewhere!) we noticed that the items we had purchased cost twice as much there!

                The tablets arrived in a simple little cardboard box with a picture of a cat on the front logically enough.

                Inside was a set of instructions for use and the two tablets in sealed push out packaging. There were also a couple of little stickers to put on the calendar to remind you to worm the cat again in six months time, although we will do Mew after about four months as he is a hunter and so is more prone to worms apparently.

                This time the dose to be given to Mew was in tablet form as opposed to granules, which presented its own problems. How was Mew going to behave when we tried to get him to take tablets?

                The instructions set out the various doses according to the weight of the cat to be wormed. As Mew is quite a large cat he had to have one and a half tablets and they were fairly large tablets too! This was going to be interesting to say the least.

                Firstly I cut one of the white tablets in half and noticed that there was thick yellow goo in the middle. I decided that I would try and put a piece of tablets inside one of Mew's Felix Lickins Treats but the treat was too dry and it collapsed into crumbs. Next I tried to put some tablet into a piece of meat from one of his packets of food - very messy, smelly and it didn't work! All that happened was that the tablets fell out of the meat as the meat collapsed and then it was all sticky and wet - the tablet I mean!

                This was where hubby stepped in to have a go and he used some Whiskas Temptations (I must do a review about those!) and he opened each little treat and replaced the inside with a bit of tablet and , of course, Mew scoffed them quite happily! Typical! The two males in our house stick together and I get ganged up on!

                At one point a bit of the tablet fell out of the treat and, bless him, Mew ate it quite happily. This time there were no ill effects as there had been with the Bob Martins Granules.

                This was the end of it - Mew only had to have one dose which was nice for us all. Some of the tablets I have seen have doses which need to be repeated to get the desired effect.

                So having taken his one and a half tablets have his worms gone? Well I tried to take a look at his bottom - what a charming image that conjures up - and I couldn't see any of the white stringy bits that had originally alerted us to the fact that he had worms. I assume from this fact that the tablets have done their job.

                Drontal cat wormer tablets are very effective against most round and tapeworms including the dipylidium tapeworm spread by cat fleas. It says on the website to use Drontal cat tablets every 3 months (hunting cats may need more frequent worming) but as I have already mentioned it says on the instructions in the box that they need doing every 6 months. I think I shall aim to do it again in about 4 months but keep my eye on Mew and move more quickly if I see any sign of the little blighters!

                Drontal is not recommended for pregnant cats or kittens under six weeks of age.

                In conclusion I would definitely recommend these tablets and the website for that matter and will be using them again for Mew who was completely unperturbed by the whole experience and after all it is his well being that matters here.

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                  07.08.2008 22:58
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                  Don't waste your money on Supermarket products that don't work.

                  On Sunday, I discovered my little girl had a problem that she's been keeping a secret from me. She was too embarrassed to tell me so it was only when I was cleaning her litter tray that I discovered she had worms. Despite my assurances that an estimated eight out of ten cats in the UK have worms, she has requested that I change her name for privacy. I shall therefore refer to her as Squeaky, an affectionate reference to the sound she makes when trying to meow.

                  If you have ever witnessed cat worms, it is not a pretty site. After reassuring Squeaky, I promptly decided to take action and so my first port of call was Google. I did consider a hasty trip to the supermarket to buy some Bob Martin dewormer but remembering the smirk on the vet's face when she had fleas despite using Bob Martin flea treatment, I decided to research it first. And so it would seem that there aren't many people who recommend supermarket pet treatments.

                  The name that did keep appearing though was Drontal. Drontal is unique in that it kills every type of intestinal worm normally found in cats in the UK. It even boasts being the most commonly used dewormer in the UK, being prescribed by vets twice as often as all other wormers put together. I was sold and Squeaky agreed that this seemed like the best option. Since Squaky likes her home comforts and is a house cat, we did some more research to see how she might have got her worms. One of the most common carriers is fleas so we decided to buy some Frontline at the same time.

                  We found a site on the internet (to be reviewed at a later date!) and while Squeaky took her mind of things by playing with the mouse, I placed the order. Delivery was quick and last night I picked up the package from the Post Office, along with some pate to take Squeaky's mind off the medicine.

                  Drontal comes in a tablet form and I was quite surprised at how large they were. I tried, unsuccessfully, to break one in half. Fortunately, as Squeaky likes to watch her figure, she would only need to take one tablet. For larger cats, Drontal sell an XL tablet which means you still only have to overcome the hurdle of getting the tablet into your cat once every 3 months.

                  I rolled the tablet in some pate but this just made it look even more unmanageable and Squeaky did not look impressed. So I removed the pate leaving just the large white pill and in the end we came to a compromise. I sat her on my lap and gave her lots of loves and hugs and then I pulled her head back by the scruff of her neck. Despite doing her best to keep her mouth shut, there was a slight gap through which I managed to push the tablet. A quick swallow and it was gone and Squeaky ran and hid under the bed.

                  I soon tempted her out with a few treats and after the subsequent horror of the Frontline treatment she retreated back to her spot under the bed. Squeaky was clearly not happy with me and refused to join me in bed last night.

                  This morning, I woke up and gave her her breakfast but she soon trotted off to the bathroom. I followed her in and was keen to clear up after her this morning (not a task I usually relish). Squeaky did her doings and I examined them for signs of those pesky worms. I was so happy when I saw them but this time they were obviously dead and not wriggling around as they had been previously.

                  Squeaky is clearly pleased with the results too. She hasn't been able to thank me enough and is taking every opportunity this evening to brush up against me and purr lovingly. I haven't told her yet that she will now be taking the tablets every three months but we'll cross that bridge when we get there!

                  I do urge anyone with pets to worm them regularly, even if they are kept indoors and don't have access to other animals. If Squeaky managed to get worms then it could happen to your pet and often there are no obvious symptoms until your pet has been infested. Drontal is recommended by vets and me as it will kill all types of worms. It works quickly and is so cheap for the peace of mind it brings. I paid just £1.45 per tablet and each lasts for 3 months. The Drontal website was a great source of information and I particularly like the idea of their reminder service. I've signed up and they will now send me an email and a text message, both free, when her next dose is due. Both Squeaky and I agree that the only worms we want to see in the future are earthworms!

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                    29.07.2008 14:12
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                    They do work and are fine as long as your cat will eat them in food

                    I've recently stopped using using Drontal dual worming tablets for my cats as newer tablets on the market are far superior. However I still use these to worm a stray that wanders in our garden for a regular feed.

                    These cost about £1.50 a tablet so they are cheaper than others but I can remember not so long ago when you could pop into your vets and buy one of these for 50p! You give half a tablet to a small cat (under 2kg) 1 tablet for a cat weighing 4kg but under 6kg and 1 and a half tablets for over 6kg. The tablets themselves, as far as pet medication goes, are huge!

                    If you have a cat who won't eat food with crushed tablet in it you may have to break these up into quarters and give a piece at a time. They are getting on for smartie size which is way too big to give directly to a cat!

                    I always found the worming aspect of these perfectly adequate though, I did my two every 5-6 weeks and they never had worms once we'd got rid of the roundworms they can get from their mothers as kittens. One of mine had a massive roundworm and these tablets forced it out, it was about 12cms long when it appeared! But these tablets are also for tapeworm too which they get from fleas.

                    The stray I worm with these eats the food with the tablet crushed in it even though there's lots of powder from one of these but my two never did and I had to break the tablets into small pieces and give it that way.

                    So these are cheap and effective but too big in my opinion.

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                    Even a cat with worms can look very healthy. An estimated eight out of 10 cats just in the UK have got worms. You can have the cleanest and most pampered pussy but the good old worm makes no distinction between your dear old moggie and your pedigree. In severe cases worms cause vomiting, lethargy, either diarrhoea or constipation. Weaken your cat?s immune system and result in loss of weight, which leaves the animal open to infection. If untreated your cat may die. There are two common types of worms in this country Roundworms These resemble spaghetti and can be up to 10cm long. They are easily passed from one cat to the other by their droppings. The eggs and larvae are easily able to survive for years in the droppings. They are picked up by the paws and make their way into the cat once he begins grooming. Tapeworms These look like rice grains and these can grow up to 60cm long. The most common type is the Flea Tapeworm. This again is entered the cat by swallowing infected fleas whilst grooming. Most cats will at some time have fleas so they are also likely to have worms So how do they get them? Both types are easily picked up from mice/rats whilst pussy is out hunting his prey. Mother cats can pass the worms onto their kittens whilst feeding them milk. They can be picked up from another cat?s droppings. Swallowing infected fleas. Types of treatment You are able to buy many products straight from your local supermarket shelf. I would not recommend these as the dosages depend on weight, age, pregnancy and diet. Most vets have his or her own preferred treatment usually tablets, paste, liquid or powder. Although more expensive your cat usually gets a thorough check over whilst there. The most preferred treatment by a vet, is a tablet called Drontal as these kill both the tapeworm and roundworm. For an adult cat this should be performed e
                    very three months.DRONTAL CAT TABLETS contain Praziquantel and Pyrantel for control of many worms. WARNING =====Do not give to pregnant Queens 1 Tablet per 9lbs of Pussy Cat apprx 4kg. Adminster at least 4 times per year. Readily available at all vets. Prices Pack of two 3.99 Pk of twenty 33.60 pk one hundred 155.00 How to give your cat a Drontal tablet as advised by my vet Cradle the cat in the crook of your arm . Position forefinger and thumb on either side of cats mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in other hand. As the cat opens its mouth pop pill into it, allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

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                      28.04.2001 23:53
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                      Now onto the actual business about Drontal worming tablets. *kills tape worms and round worms Drontal tablets kill both tape worm and round worm, so the two are treated at the same time, this saves you money, time and effort (of buying more than one variety - and also simplicity of giving your cat the tablet!) As many many worming products only kill one type of worm. You can purchase this product from your local vets' practice. It is generally more expensive than the shop bought varieties, although it is stronger and so this in the long run saves you money.You only need to administer 1 tablet (assuming your cat weighs >4kg) so unlike the shop bought one's you dont need to struggle getting 2 or 3 tablets down! (Great advantage)! Generally I find these tablets to be some of the best - simply becuase they combine both round and tape worm treatment, and the fact that for some reason or other my cat will take these tablets out of my hand (and I mean literally now...I dont coat them with anything at all - I simply tried it one time - just for a laugh...and to my amasement he simply ate it - like a child with a smartie!!) (Although I doubt that many cats will do that - give it a go though!) :) It wasnt coincidence either - as he's done it more than once since! Strange cat huh! (but ever so adorable!) ;) Definately worth purchasing. We were given this sheet in my veterinary nursing class the other week titled "How to give your cat a pill" - I simply thought it was such a classic case I had to write it in the dooyoo website! ~How to give your cat a pill~ 1) Pick your cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cats mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow. 2) Retrieve pill from floor and
                      cat from behind the sofa. Cradle car in left arm and repeat the process. 3) Retrieve the cat from bedroom and throw soggy pill away. 4) Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding front and rear paws lightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of 10. 5) Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from garden. 6) Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, holding front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold cats head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pull down ruler and rub cats throat vigorously. 7) Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foilwrap. Make a note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines from hearth and set to one side for glueing. 8) Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with its head just visible from below spouses armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force cats mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw. 9) Check lable to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink glass of water to take taste away. Apply band-aid to spouses forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap. 10) Retrieve cat from neighbours shed. Get another pill. Place cat in cupboard and close door onto neck to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down thoat with elastic band. 11) Fetch screwdriver from garage and put door back on hinges. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Throw t-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom. 12) Ring fire brigade to retrieve cat from tree across the road. Apologise to neighbour who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap. 13) Tie cats front paw
                      s to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table. Find heavy duty pruning gloves from shed. Force cats open with small spanner. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of fillet steak. Hold head verticaly and pur 0.5 pint of water down throat to wash pill down. 14) Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room, sit quietly while doctor stiches fingers and forearm and removes remnants from right eye. Stop by furniture shop on way home to order a new table. 15) Arrange for vet to make a house call. Not sure where she found that from - but that is soooo like the problems cat owners have, and vets, vet nurses, animal care assistants....etc etc! (For legal reasons I am advising you NOT to try the above on your cat!)

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                        This product is widely avaliable from your vet, and at one tablet per 4kg of cat is better than the shop bought ones where you have to use 2 or even three tablets per cat, although it may seem to be the cheaper option at the time. Drontal tablets kill both tape worm and round worm, so the two are treated at the same time, which again saves messing the cats around for two separate tablets. As with any tablets cats dont like to take them, but i have found that coating the tablets with marmite helps greatly, plus wearing long sleeved clothes and thick trousers! I usualy de worm my cats every 3 months to make sure we have no problems, they appear happy and healthy and i think it is a worthwhile prevention, especially when they are good mousers!

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                        Drontal Cat tablets are very effective as a single dose against most round and tape worms including Dipylididum tape worm spread by cat fleas. One tablet contains 20mg Praziquantel and 230mg Pyrantel Embonate for the treatment of roundworms and tapeworms in cats. Uses: Drontal works with a single dose and kills all the common intestinal worms found in cats in the UK. For the treatment of gastrointestinal roundworms and tapeworms of cats (see also: further information). Ascarids: Toxocara cati & Toxascaris leonina. Tapeworm: Dipylidium caninum & Taenia taeniaeformis.