Signs & Treatment for Roundworm Infection in Cats.
Profender contains a combination of insecticides (emodepside and praziquantel) and is used for the treatment and control of hookworm, roundworm, and tapeworm infections in cats.
Three of the aforementioned treatments can be performed at two week intervals although it’s also okay to perform them at three week intervals. Note these things if you want to treat your cats because they caught roundworms and you want to improve their conditions.
Roundworms (often simply called worms) are extremely common in pets. In dogs and cats, worms may cause no symptoms whatsoever, or they may cause and other gastrointestinal problems. Many safe and effective treatments and preventatives are available to keep pets free of worms.Treatment options include anthelmintic drugs that effectively kill adult roundworms. The medication has to be repeated, as certain roundworms may still be in the larvae stage during the first dose. Repetition of the medication will completely eliminate feline roundworms and prevent immediate re-infection. Drontal for cats is a broad spectrum dewormer that treats tapeworms, roundworms and hookworms. Before administering any medication to your pet, it's necessary to conduct a vet check along with a fecal exam to determine the type of worm infection present. Profender is a prescription-required topical solution that is FDA-approved for the treatment and control of hookworm, roundworm, and tapeworm infections in cats 8 weeks of age and older and weighing at least 2.2 lbs. Profender is packaged in single unit dosing applicator tubes and is available as 0.35 ml tubes containing emodepside 7.5 mg and praziquantel 30 mg for use on cats 2.2-5.5 lbs, 0.70 ml tubes containing emodepside 15 mg and praziquantel 60.1 mg for use on cats 5.6-11 lbs, and 1.12 ml tubes containing emodepside 24 mg and praziquantel 96.1 mg for use on cats 11.1-17.6 lbs. For cats over 17.6 lbs, the appropriate combination of tubes should be used.Roundworm infections are usually relatively benign, but affected kittens may show vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and/or loss of appetite. If left untreated, roundworm infections may cause potentially life-threatening anemia (low red blood cell count) and, in extreme cases, perforation of the stomach, so infection should be taken seriously and treated aggressively. Infection is confirmed by the demonstration of parasite eggs during microscopic examination of the stool. A number of medications are effective for treating roundworm infections in cats, but reducing exposure to the feces of infected cats and prohibiting hunting are the best means of prevention. Treatment of queens prior to breeding reduces the likelihood that the parasite will infect kittens. It is important to realize that the incidence of reinfection after successful treatment if relatively high.Cats are at risk for contracting intestinal worms such as hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms and it can be scary to deal with. With the right treatment and affordable over-the-counter options, removing worms in cats is safe and easy. Medi-Vet carries a full line of cat wormers and preventative measures to keep your cat healthy and safe. Drontal for cats is a broad spectrum cat dewormer for both kittens and adult felines containing praziquantel and pyrantel pamoate. Drontal safely and effectively treats several types of hookworms, roundworms and tapeworms in cats within a week of beginning treatment. We also carry Sergeant's Vetscription and Wormeze liquid dewormers that can be used in drinking water or softened food for cats that can't or won't swallow tablet medication. Profender® is a single-dose topical solution for the treatment and control of hookworm, roundworm and tapeworm infections in cats and kittens that are at least 8 weeks of age and weigh at least 2.2 lbs. (1 kg). Profender® is effective against multiple life stages of these intestinal parasites: