Beaphar Multi Wormer for Cats

Beaphar Multi Wormer for Cats is for the treatment for roundworms and tapeworms in cats over 6 months old. Contains 2 types of tablets: one against roundworms and the other against tapeworms. It is a UK authorised veterinary medicinal product.
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Beaphar Multi Wormer for Cats is for the treatment of roundworms and tapeworms in cats over 6 months old. Contains 2 types of tablets: one for the treatment of roundworms and the other against tapeworms, given over a three week period. Tablets may be taken whole or crushed and sprinkled into the cat’s food. 

Beaphar Multi Wormer for Cats is a UK authorised veterinary medicinal product.
The treatment consists of three doses given at weekly intervals. Tablets may be taken whole or crushed and mixed into the cat’s food. If your cat dislikes tablets, be sure to use a strong-smelling food, such as a piece of cheese, to mask the tablets. 

FIRST DOSE: Give the appropriate number of PINK tablets (for roundworm) for the cat’s weight, as shown below. 

SECOND DOSE: One week later, give the same number of FAWN tablets (for tapeworm). 

THIRD DOSE: After another week, repeat the first dose of PINK tablets to complete the treatment.

Weigh your pet before treatment to accurately establish the correct dosage. You can do this by weighing yourself on the bathroom scales, and repeating whilst holding your pet. The difference is the weight of the cat. For cats weighing more than 5kg (11lbs), give one extra tablet per kg. Cats should be retreated every 3 months. 

Nursing females should be treated for roundworms 2 weeks after giving birth, and every 2 weeks until weaning.

Cat's weight in kgsCats weight in lbs Number of tablets required
0.61.50.5
0.7 - 1.32-31
1.4 - 1.83.5-41.5
1.9 - 2.54.4 - 5.52
2.6 - 36 - 6.52.5
3.1 - 3.67 - 83
3.7 - 4.38.5 - 9.53.5
4.4 - 510 - 114

Warnings: Do not remove the tablets from the strip until ready for use. Any part-used tablets should be discarded. Do not treat cats under 0.6kg (1.5lbs), or cats less than 6 months old. 

Do not repeat treatment if vomiting occurs shortly after dosing. Whilst use of this product is normally free from side-effects, some animals may show a reaction.

Occasionally, an animal may show excessive salivation, due to the bitter taste of the tablets. This may look alarming, but is not harmful. Ataxia (unsteadiness, disorientation) may also occasionally be seen in a very few individuals. In such cases, keep your pet indoors in a quiet place and ensure it continues to drink. If symptoms do not quickly cease, consult your Veterinary Surgeon, taking the product packaging with you. This type of reaction can be very concerning for owners, but should last no longer than 24 hours and have no lasting effects. Consult your vet about future worming treatments. 

Consult your Veterinary Surgeon before treating pregnant animals, and those with a history of epilepsy and renal dysfunction. If signs of disease persist or appear, always consult your Veterinary Surgeon.
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  • Should I be worried about worms?
  • You should be concerned about worming, but not worried. Not carrying out regular worming can lead to serious health problems for your pet and may lead to expensive vet bills. You could also be responsible for passing on a worm infection to a child. Fortunately, modern worming is low cost and easy to carry out. Beaphar have a wide range of worming products for all ages and come in a range ofdosing options for even the most awkward pets.
  • My vet says pet shop wormers do not work - is this true?
  • By law, all pet medicines have to pass stringent testing to prove effectiveness, quality and safety before they make it to market. Indeed, to be allowed to be sold "over the counter", products have to have a long and robust safety record. Newly discovered medicines have to be sold by vets for at least 5 years before they can be assessed to see if they are considered sufficiently safe to be sold without professional supervision, so vets do often supply different products to retailers, some of which work in different ways. However, all pet medicines, no matter whether they are sold by vets, pharmacists or retailers, go through the same testing requirements to prove that they are safe for the pet, their owner and the environment, that they are effective, and that the manufacturer can consistently make them to the required standard. All Beaphar wormers have been proven effective and to "do what it says on the pack". If you are unsure or concerned about the most suitable product for your pet, please feel free to contact our customer care team who can guide you in the right direction.
  • My cat is unwell after treating it with Beaphar Multi Wormer for Cats - what should I do?
  • A small number of cats experience wobbliness, in-coordination and related symptoms several hours after taking the fawn-coloured tablets (tapeworm treatment given in week 2). This is a rare but known reaction to the fawn tablets, which contain an active ingredient called Dichlorophen. It is termed an "idiosyncratic reaction", as its cause is unknown. It is not dose dependent, and cannot be anticipated for any particular individual. There may be a genetic cause, as the reaction sometimes seems to run in families. The reaction can be alarming for owners, but always reverses in 24 hours and is unlikely to require veterinary treatment. Our advice is to keep affected animals warm and secure during this period, to avoid any mishaps, and ensure that your pet has access to fresh drinking water. There are no known long-term effects. If the cat's condition does not improve within 24 hours, or you observe additional symptoms to those described above, it would be advisable to seek veterinary advise. Take the product packaging with you so that your vet knows what you have been using.
  • What are the dangers to human health of pet worms?
  • Cat and dog worms are termed "zoonoses", which means that they are transmissible to people. The most common source of infection is from contaminated soil or sand play pits. Cleaning up after cats and dogs is vital to prevent transmission of parasites to other animals and to children. When worm eggs are passed in a pet's faeces, they are initially non-infective. They need about 2 weeks in the environment to develop to the infective stage. This means that it is not dangerous for an owner to "scoop the poop", but it is very anti-social not to. Once in a human body, the eggs hatch out and the larvae undertake a journey around the body. They can end up in the eye, causing sight impairment and sometimes blindness, in the lungs, causing asthma, and in the brain, where it is thought they may be one of the causes of poor concentration and other symptoms. Worming our pets is so easy and so inexpensive, and a proactive way to prevent all of these things from happening to our own and our neighbours' children.
  • Can I catch worms from my pet?
  • Only indirectly. Worm eggs are passed out in a pet’s faeces when it goes to the toilet. However, at this time, the eggs are not infective, so, as long as you clear up after your pet as soon as possible, there is no risk to you from worms. However, if you leave their faeces hanging around in the garden, the eggs will have a chance to mature and become infective. Worm eggs are very tough, and can remain infective in soil for a number of years. So, if you worm your pet regularly (every 3 months) and clear up after it, you should have nothing to worry about. The common type of worm that infects people (pinworm) is in no way connected to the worms that our cats and dogs carry.
  • Does my cat have worms?
  • Most cats become infected with worms soon after birth, and they encounter new sources of infection every time they go out and about, so the answer is probably "yes". Symptoms of worms may include: a dull coat, a lack of energy, diarrhoea, vomiting (sometimes bringing up a whole worm), weight loss, abdominal swelling, pain, dragging their bottoms on the floor (itching), coughing, shortness of breath and even visible worms in their poo. However, many adult cats have symptomless infections, so don't assume that your pet is worm-free if there are no obvious external signs. It is probable that they do have a low level of infection (as it is difficult to avoid), causing reinfection of themselves, other pets, and children. Regular treatment is now low cost and easy to administer. Beaphar has a wide range of high quality, easy to administer treatments in a variety of dosing styles to suit every pet.
  • Which types of worms are likely to affect my pet?
  • All cats and dogs have worms throughout their lives. An apparently healthy pet may show no symptoms at all, but may still be carrying a significant population of parasites, passing eggs out in its faeces and spreading infection by so doing. The worms found in cats and dogs in the UK fall into two main categories – roundworms and tapeworms. Roundworms are the biggest concern, as they are also able to infect people. Cats and dogs should be regularly wormed to remove these unwelcome guests, and ensure no infection is passed on to pet or person. Tapeworms, though unpleasant, are less of a concern. They do little harm to pets, but can make alarming appearances in faeces, sometimes being still mobile. The simplest solution is to worm your pet regularly (4 times a year is a good guide for the average family pet) with a product that removes both roundworms and tapeworms. For cats, Beaphar Multiwormer for cats. For dogs, choose Beaphar One Dose Wormer.

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