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How To Remove Worms From Cats


Resident Vet Laura Musgrove advises us on how to give medication to your furry friend...

It can be an unpleasant experience trying to worm your cat and giving medication to our feline can sometimes be difficult. Expert, Veterinarian Laura Musgrave, gives us some tips on how to de-worms your little buddy:

"There are several types of worms that kittens and cats can have including roundworm, hookworm and tapeworm.

It is important to de-worm your cat regularly starting at a young age, because infection can lead to problems such as diarrhoea and poor growth.

There are a range of products to choose from when it comes to worming cats, both oral preparations and topical applications (top-spots). It is important to discuss with your vet which products treat which type of worm so you ensure the best protection for your little one and their lifestyle.

Most veterinary clinics would be happy to help you out in choosing an option that best suits both you and your cat - They can show you little tricks on how to give tablets more easily and if your cat is a real feisty one, they can sometimes do it for you!"

How do I toilet train my cat

I rescued an adult female, desexed cat six months ago. Apparently she’s always been an outside cat. I have another cat who is mostly indoors and I would only let outside during the day if I was home. Luna didn’t like being indoors and wasn’t using the litter tray properly. I had her confined in the bathroom for a few days to get use to it and she would go next to it, rarely in it. She will sometimes use a tray otherwise will urinate or poop on the floor. I am at wits end. I have two trays, I’ve changed the type of litter, put dirt in the tray, picked up the poop and put it in the tray to show her that where it goes. I’ve used spray in the tray to attract her to want to use the tray. I bought felliway diffuser which is meant to calm cats and have also used the rescue remedy drops in her food. I’ve recently moved house where there is a cat enclosure so she can go in and out when ever she pleases but still goes in the kitchen (as I now close the bathroom door when she started going to the toilet in there), but tonight I noticed she’s been going in the spare room if anything is left on the floor which is carpeted. So I’ve now cleared that whole room to prevent her from going to the toilet. She is still going in the kitchen. I’ve tried cleaning the area and eliminating her scent by using water and vinegar then once dry use bi carb soda and hydrogen peroxide and it has made no difference. She’s been tested for a bladder infection which came up negative. I love animals. I have another cat which she now gets along with and two dogs which she is still getting use to. I don’t know what else to do and I don’t want to give her up but feel like I will have no choice.