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We recommend that your kitten is wormed every 2 weeks until 12 weeks old, then once per month until 6 months old, then routinely at least every 3 months.

If your cat is a particularly skilled hunter/scavenger then more frequent worming is recommended to keep them in top health.

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Flea control

We always say prevention is better than cure!

Protecting cats from fleas can be tricky as they tend to explore a lot, so we have a number of products, including ‘spot ons’ and tablets, which are used monthly or 3 monthly depending on the product, or for ease of use, we also have an injection which we can give, which lasts for 6 months.

Fleas are one of the most common external parasites in pets and are the cause of many skin problems. Although you may only see fleas on your cat, they are continually shedding eggs in your home and can lead to a home flea infestation. Flea bites to you and your family can be costly and complicated to treat. Did you know the adult flea can stay in its cocoon for up to 6 months before it emerges?

Although fleas are small, they can make your cat miserable. Once on your pet, fleas can bite every 5 minutes leaving your cat itchy and uncomfortable. You only need to bring one flea inside your home to start an infestation. One female flea can produce enough eggs to quickly escalate the problem in your home.

Fleas live on a variety of animals such rabbits and hedgehogs, as well as cats and dogs. When your cat is outdoors, fleas from the eggs left behind by other animals can jump on your pet. Once on your cat, they feed on his or her blood and start laying eggs.

Worms

Flea and Worm Treatment For Your CatThere are various worms that can infect your cat, and they can pose a threat to your family. Worms that target pets include roundworms, hookworms, lungworms, and tapeworms, and they are prolific across the United Kingdom. Certain worm can produce more than 100,000 eggs per day, which are then passed in your cat's faeces and spread throughout their living environment.

Your family can accidentally ingest worm eggs that have been passed through your pet’s faeces. The eggs can then hatch in your intestinal tract, and the worms can travel to various tissues in the body, including the eyes and brain, potentially causing serious infections.

Worms are a year-round threat and the only way to keep your cat and family safe is through proactive actions to get the best products. Lungworm, which is passed on by slugs and snails, is potentially fatal and many over the counter products do not tackle this worrying parasite.


Please be aware that many products available elsewhere other than sold at Woodward Veterinary practice may be ineffective at treating all the species of worms and fleas your cat could get. There are many ranges of worming treatments available including tablets, liquids, granules and spot-ons.

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Hazards in our local community

Fleas, worms and other parasites can be caught at parks local to Woodward Veterinary practice.

Parks are a breeding ground for parasites, especially in the warmer months from April to October. As a pet owner, you do not want to deprive your beloved cat of the chance to make friends, and you certainly do not want to limit the opportunity to be outside. But, if it seems like all the other pets are itching, scratching and playing with slugs and other parasite carriers, what is a pet owner to do?

Spread the cost of essential healthcare for your cat

The vets at Woodward Veterinary practice recommended being proactive before enjoying your local community. Our Woodward's Loyalty Discount Plan provides cat and pet owners with the support they need to help their pets stay fit and healthy.

Regular visits mean that we have the opportunity to administer the necessary vaccinations and dispense accurate and up-to-date worming and flea treatments. In addition, an overall clinical examination gives us the opportunity to carefully monitor the general health of your pet and offer advice, support and treatment planning, which in many cases may prevent problems arising in the future.

Furthermore, the cost of maintaining the good general health of your cat is distributed throughout the year by making monthly Direct Debit payments – it couldn’t be simpler. In addition, the total over the year is less than would be paid normally. For more information on our Woodward Loyalty Plan please visit.

Don’t live in fear of parasites, every year we help hundreds of cat and pet owners just like yourself have a parasite free pet. Not only will you save money in veterinary costs but you will give your pet the quality of life they deserve.

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