Beaphar WORMclear® Tablets for Cats
is an effective veterinary strength medicine to treat roundworm and tapeworm infestations
in your cat, containing pyrantel and praziquantel. The tablets are easy to give and can be given with or without food.
Beaphar WORMclear® Tablets for Cats have a tasty meaty flavour, and are suitable for cats and kittens from 6 weeks of age and weighing more than 1kg. It can also be given to nursing queens.
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ALWAYS FULLY READ THE PRODUCT LEAFLET AND PACKAGING BEFORE USE.
Do not remove the tablet(s) from the foil blister until you are ready to use the product.
Weigh your cat carefully and use the following table to calculate the correct dose. Give 1 Beaphar WORMclear® Tablet for Cats per 4kg of bodyweight.
Cats weighing 1–2kg: ½ tablet
Cats weighing >2–4kg: 1 tablet
Cats weighing >4–6kg: 1 ½ tablets
Cats weighing >6kg: 2 tablets
Tablets should be given directly to your cat but if necessary can be disguised in food.
Kittens: Suitable for kittens from 6 weeks of age. Treat at 14 day intervals until 2–3 weeks after weaning.
Nursing queens: Treat at the same time and as frequently as their kittens until weaning.
Adult cats: It is recommended to routinely worm every three months.
Do not exceed the stated dose. In the event of an overdose seek immediate veterinary advice.
ALWAYS FULLY READ THE PRODUCT LEAFLET AND PACKAGING BEFORE USE.
Store below 25°C. Store in original packaging and do not remove tablets from the blister strip until ready to use. Keep away from food and drink, including animal feeding stuffs. Dispose of empty packaging, any part-used tablets and any uneaten medicated food in the household rubbish.
Do not use in cats under 6 weeks of age or weighing less than 1kg, as this could result in overdosing. Do not use simultaneously
with any other worming products. Do not use in dogs. Do not use in sick or convalescent animals. Do not use in pregnant queens.
If signs of disease persist or appear, consult a veterinary surgeon. In case of accidental human ingestion, seek medical
advice and show the packet to the doctor. Wash hands after administration of tablets. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. For
animal treatment only.
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.
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.