Comparison Chart of Wormers for Cats - Drs. Foster and Smith
The medical approach for de-worming cats is usually with a pill/tablet that must be force-fed to the feline. Be cautious of the side-effects often accompanying these medications (like Drontal) before using.
Many herbal wormers also contain laxative so there is also a chance that your cat could experience diarrhoea as a side effect. While this enables your cat's body to flush out the parasites, it might leave him feeling uncomfortable while he is taking the medication.
Adult dog and cats pick up worms from eggs that stay in the soil after pets have defecated. Some worm eggs survive for years in soil. Pets also pick up worms from: 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.Profender is the first-ever, topical dewormer used to treat and control intestinal parasites in cats, such as hookworms, tapeworms and roundworms. Not only is Profender easy to use, safe and effective, it also works in a single-dose capacity so there is no need for that pesky second dose! Profender requires a prescription from your veterinarian.The best wormer for cats will always depend on the individual cat. Natural wormers are becoming more popular as they are thought to be better for the animal. If you are worried about the chemicals that are found in normal worming medicines then a natural wormer is an option to consider. As with all medicines, it is always a good idea to consult your vet before giving your cat any new medication. 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.Natural wormers have been effective in helping cats overcome worms. However, it is important to remember that even though natural wormers are pharmaceutical free, the plant extracts are drugs themselves. They can also cause side effects and have the potential to damage your cat's health, especially if used over a long period of time. Natural wormers may be better for your cat's health but they should be treated with caution just like any medicine. Herbal wormers act directly on the parasites and either kill them or cause the body to expel them. Even though herbs are naturally occurring, they are still drugs so it is important to find out exactly what is in the treatment you are using. Some will be unsuitable for pregnant or lactating cats. 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.