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How Often Should I Deworm My Cat?

In this post, we’ll get you up to speed on how often you really need to deworm your cat to keep them healthy and intestinal worm-free! 

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“How often should I deworm my cat?” is a question that has most pet owners stumped.  Intestinal worms are common parasites in cats, so the chance that your furry friend will pick them up sooner or later is high — even if they never leave the house.  


Benefits of Deworming Your Cat Regularly

First, let’s quickly recap three reasons a regular deworming treatment is so necessary.

1. Keep Your Cat Healthy

We love our pets and want to see them thrive — intestinal worms get in the way of that. Although your cat might look like a picture of health, worms can wreak havoc on the inside, leading to serious health issues and infections.

It’s important to deworm your cat regularly.

2. Prevent Worm Reinfection

Your cat’s favourite habits — grooming, exploring, scavenging — put them at risk of contracting worms. So while treatment will control and defeat existing intestinal worms, regular prevention is the only way to break the reinfection cycle.

3. Protect Your Family

If you thought intestinal worms only affected your cat, think again! Some worm species, like hookworms, are zoonotic and can pass from animals to humans. It’s true that severe infections in humans are rare, but they’re not impossible — so why risk it?

How Often Does a Cat Need Deworming?

Your cats deworming routine will depend on its age, lifestyle, and other health conditions that could be risk factors. You’ll also need to check your worming treatment, as different treatments require different dosing frequencies.


Kittens are at a higher risk of reinfection and illness because of their developing immune systems, so they’ll need treatment more regularly. You will need to treat your kitten with Drontal® Allwormer treatment at six, eight, twelve weeks, and then every one to three months after that. 

Pregnant and lactating cats

Pregnant queens can pass intestinal worms to their kittens, so it’s best to treat them before mating, before birth, and then every one to three months as usual.*

Adult Cats

As a general rule, all adult cats over three months old need treatment every three months (from three months of age).


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So, Which Allwormer is Best When Deworming Your Cat?

The best allwormer for your cat should defend against all intestinal worm groups and make treatment a breeze. While there aren’t many brands on the market that can check both of these boxes — Drontal® Allwormer does! 

Drontal®’s smooth, elliptical-shaped, coated tablets are easy for cats to swallow and they only require dosing every three months! Forget trying to remember to treat your cat monthly. Switch to Drontal® and break the reinfection cycle by treating intestinal worms with a single tablet.

So, when was the last time you treated your cat for intestinal worms? Remember, all it takes is a single dose of Drontal® Allwormer every three months to keep your four-legged friend healthy and worm-free!* 

*Refer to label.

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