Excel Roundworm Cat De-Wormer | Petco
The type of worms your dog and cat suffer from are an issue when it comes to treating one pet with medication prescribed for another. If your cat had roundworms and your dog has tapeworms your cat's medicine won't be effective in ridding your dog of the parasites no matter how well it worked for your cat. If any of your furry "children" are afflicted with worms, always consult an experienced veterinarian regarding the health and treatment of your pet. Your family vet is the best person to determine which type of worms your pet has and prescribe the appropriate medication and advise on dosage amounts.
Profender® not only keeps cats worm free, it also eliminates the stress of conventional worming treatment, for cats and owners alike. In fact, Profender® makes worming so simple; it can be done while the cat is asleep. Existing products on the market to treat roundworms and tapeworms are intended solely for oral administration, and as such, are notoriously difficult for pet owners to use. The new product makes deworming easy for the owner, the veterinarian and the cat.
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.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 contains a combination of insecticides (emodepside and praziquantel) and is used for the treatment and control of hookworm, roundworm, and tapeworm infections in cats.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.With a pyrantel pamoate treatment, it’s quite easy to get rid of roundworm infections. The same treatment (in different doses) is used to treat both humans, dogs, cats, and any other animal that may be infected with roundworm. Pyrantel Pamoate is the roundworm treatment that most veterinarians recommend, including our own veterinarian who is partial to the . It is usually just prescribed once for humans, pending a test 2-3 weeks afterward, but for pets (especially puppies and kittens) three or four doses may be required to allow the roundworm larva to mature and become susceptible to the worming agent.