These tabs require only a single administration to start working and effectively eliminate tapeworms within 3 weeks; although, some cats may require another 2-3 week period of treatment.
Profender is a topical liquid medication. Pet owners simply need to part the hair between the cat’s shoulder blades and apply a small tube of Profender liquid directly to the skin. A single application is effective, but the medication can be reapplied in 30 days if reinfection occurs.
Profender® (emodepside/praziquantel) can be applied once every 30 days. One dose will kill and remove adult tapeworms and adult and immature stages of roundworms and hookworms.
Deworming products are considered effective if they reduce fecal egg counts (FEC) by at least 95%. Products with less than 95% effectiveness are considered to have resistance issues. Products with less than 60% effectiveness are considered to have severe resistance issues.
Your cat might still have worms after deworming as dewormers take 2-4 days to take effect, or sometimes a second dose is also needed. The worms will usually be gone in 2 to 3 weeks after you give your cat a dewormer. It may need a second deworming a few weeks later to get rid of all the worms.
Avoid the treated cat or other cats in the household licking the site of application while it is wet. Salivation and vomiting may occur in very rare cases. Mild and transient neurological disorders such as ataxia or tremor may occur in very rare cases.
Overdose: Salivation, vomiting and neurological signs were observed occasionally when the product was administered at up to 10 times the recommended dose in adult cats and up to 5 times the recommended dose in kittens.
Cats lack the enzyme necessary to digest grass. That’s why they sometimes vomit after eating it, or why grass can have a laxative effect. Do cats eat grass when they have worms? Sometimes, yes, cats will eat grass to get rid of worms and other parasites.
It is not recommended to sleep with a cat with worms, as you can get worms from her. It isn’t a life-threatening threat, but it is a probability. Humans can be infected by parasite eggs (oocytes), which mature into worms.
Most deworming medications take around 3 days to work, but severe cases can take up to 9 days for the worms to be gone. Certain factors can alter this time, such as the type of worm infection, the type of medication used, and how bad the infection is.
Treat kittens for roundworms every 2 weeks from 3 weeks of age until 8 weeks of age, then monthly to 6 months of age. Treat adult cats (greater than 6 months of age) every 1-3 months.
Do not get this product in the cat’s mouth or eyes or allow the cat to lick the application site for one hour. Oral exposure can cause salivation and vomiting.
The Deworming Process after a Few Days
You may be surprised to still see live worms in your dog’s feces after deworming them, but this is normal. While this can be an unpleasant image, it’s actually a good thing — it means the worms are no longer living inside your dog!
All types of worms are highly contagious, and tapeworms are one of the most common intestinal parasites in cats. As their eggs are found in an infected cat’s feces, they need to be kept in isolation until the deworming medication passes all the eggs and worms from their bodies.
Reasons a worm treatment may not appear to be working include: pet reacts badly to certain drugs, the worms they have are not being killed by the drug given, their immune system is weakened by other conditions or they are being exposed to a high level of worms.
So how do indoor cats get infected with worms? Indoor cats will hunt just about anything in your home. Rodents, insects, and other household pests harbor worm eggs, which are passed on to your cat when he devours them. Mice and the common house fly are just two of the many critters that can carry roundworms eggs.
Although side effects of dewormer medications are uncommon, some cats may have vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, or increased salivation. These symptoms, if occurred, are usually seen within 24 hours of taking the medication and should spontaneously resolve.
Yes, cats can pick up infected eggs from dog poop, as not all roundworms and hookworms are species-specific. Ancylostoma braziliense hookworm can affect both dogs and cats, as well as Toxascaris leonina roundworm.
Flattie V: How quickly does Profender take effect after applied to the skin? Dr. Carey: Tapeworm deworming happens within 24 hours, but a cat owner may see tapeworm segments for days. On the other worms, it starts working in two days.
Profender is a medicine used to treat cats and dogs that have, or are at risk of catching, “mixed” (caused by more than one parasite) parasitic infections. Profender works for infections caused by certain types of roundworms, tapeworms, as well as lungworms in cats.
The signs of roundworms are primarily vomiting, diarrhoea, weight loss, a dull coat, and lack of energy. In severe cases a swollen/distended tummy (pot belly) – which is particularly noticeable in kittens. Many cats will not show any symptoms of tapeworms.
Profender is suitable for use on cats over 0.5kg in weight and more than 8 weeks old. A single application is sufficient for one treatment. Repeat treatment needs to be as often as required for the individual cat in question, though once every 3 months is usually appropriate.
Profender® is a spot on preparation containing emodepside and praziquantel for cats suffering from, or at risk from, mixed parasitic infections caused by roundworms and tapeworms.
Profender (emodepside/praziquantel) is a single-dose, topical deworming medication for cats. It is the only FDA-approved topical dewormer for cats on the market today that effectively removes adult hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms.