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Table 13 Feline lifestyle and deworming frequency

From: Survey of European pet owners quantifying endoparasitic infection risk and implications for deworming recommendations

Reported risk or behavior France
(n = 500)
Germany
(n = 500)
Spain
(n = 500)
Sweden
(n = 500)
UK
(n = 500)
EU Average
(n = 2500)
ESCCAP recommended deworming frequency
  %a N b %a N b %a N b %a N b %a N b %a N b  
Goes outdoors, hunts/catches prey and lives with children 31 2.3 32 2.2 16 2.7 33 1.8 29 3.4 28 2.49 More than 4 times per year
Goes outdoors, hunts/catches prey 23 2.4 11 2.3 3 2.4 11 1.7 27 3.2 15 2.39 More than 4 times per year
Pure indoor cat 15 1.9 14 1.0 15 2.3 11 0.3 10 2.4 13 1.59 Never
  1. aPercent of dogs with behaviour or risk factor described
  2. bReported number of deworming treatments per year