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Felpreva Spot-On for Cats


Felpreva Spot-On for Cats

by Dr Amy Howe and Dr Gretta Howard, Veterinarians

Regular preventative care for our pets forms the cornerstone of keeping them happy and healthy in between vet visits. Prevention against deadly paralysis ticks, fleas, worms and mites form the foundation of regular treatments at home and has traditionally required a combination of products to achieve this.

However, good news for our feline companions has recently arrived, with the launch of Felpreva spot-on for cats. This is a quarterly (3-monthly) all-in-one treatment, applied to the skin at the back of the neck. It is safe for use in kittens from 10 weeks of age, and once they are over 1kg. Now there is no need for additional worming tablets alongside it, which will save a lot of stress (and fingers) at home!

Combining effective parasiticides tigolaner, emodepside and praziquantel, a single dose of Felpreva spot-on for cats prevents against the following parasites for 3 months and should be used all year round – 4 times per year:

  • Paralysis ticks
  • Fleas
  • Hookworms
  • Roundworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Lungworms
  • Mites

As paralysis ticks are a particular issue in our local area, it is still important to note that no product can completely guarantee your pet will remain tick-free. For outdoor cats, the addition of a Seresto tick collar replaced every 4 months is recommended to repel ticks in combination with Felpreva, as well as well as performing a daily tick search, particularly during spring and summer. If ticks are found, they should be removed at home immediately or booked in urgently for a consultation with one of our friendly vets for tick removal and to ensure there are no early signs of tick toxicity.

Unfortunately, many of the previously launched combination products do not have coverage against tapeworms, so an additional worming tablet for these is required every 3 months.

Turramurra Veterinary Hospital will be stocking Felpreva so have a chat with your vet about whether this product will be right for you and your feline friend.



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