Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ)

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Cat Worming and Treatment

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Cat and Kitten Care: Worming and Ear Health

Introduction to Cat and Kitten Care

When caring for a cat or kitten, it's essential to address various aspects of their well-being. In this guide, we'll focus on the critical topics of worming and ear health.

Understanding the Importance of Worming

Crucial for Cats and Kittens: Worming is vital for both the cat or kitten's health and the well-being of young children in the household.

Spot-On Treatments: An effective and convenient method is the use of spot-on treatments applied between the shoulder blades, providing comprehensive protection for a month. These treatments not only combat worms but also target fleas, lice, and ear mites.

Identifying Worm or Mite Issues

Signs of Worms: Keep an eye out for signs such as a dull and unkempt coat, raised hair, and instances of your cat sitting and dragging its bottom after using the litter box. These could indicate a worm problem.

Ear Health: Regularly inspect your cat's ears for any signs of trouble. Scratching around the ear area may be indicative of ear mites. Use pet-friendly ear wipes for gentle cleaning of the outer ear without inserting anything into the ear canal, which could harm the eardrum.

Spot-On Treatments for All-in-One Care

Convenience and Coverage: Spot-on treatments offer a painless and hassle-free solution for cat owners. Ensure that the treatment is entirely dry before allowing young children to interact with the cat or kitten.


Maintaining your cat or kitten's health is a priority. Regular worming and ear health checks, along with the use of spot-on treatments, can keep your feline friend happy and thriving.