What is Profender Cat Dewormer?
Profender Cat Dewormer 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 Cat Dewormer 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 Cat Dewormer contains a combination of insecticides (emodepside and praziquantel) and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Cats (8+ weeks of age, weighing 2.2+ lbs)
- Kills hookworms, tapeworms and roundworms
- Fast-acting, powerful topical treatment
- One-time application in a single dose
- Safe and effective
How does Profender Cat Dewormer work?
Profender Cat Dewormer works by using the time-tested active ingredient praziquantel and a unique compound called emodepside to eradicate intestinal parasites. Once Profender Cat Dewormer encounters your cat's skin, it rapidly enters the bloodstream and travels to the intestines, controlling and eliminating unwanted parasites.
Not for use on kittens under 8 weeks old or those under 2.2 lbs. and safe use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating pets has not been determined. Use with caution in sick or debilitated cats. Keep out of reach of children, and to prevent accidental ingestion of the product, children should not come in contact with the application site for 24 hours while the product is being absorbed. Pregnant women or women who may become pregnant should avoid direct contact with, or wear disposable gloves when applying this product.
Profender Cat Dewormer (Bayer)
emodepside + praziquantel
What is the most important thing I should know about Profender Cat Dewormer?
Profender Cat Dewormer 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 Cat Dewormer 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.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before applying Profender Cat Dewormer?
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is breeding, pregnant or lactating since safe use of this product has not been determined in such pets. Do not use in animals allergic to Profender Cat Dewormer or to either of the individual ingredients emodepside or praziquantel (Droncit, Tape Worm Tabs).
How should Profender Cat Dewormer be used?
Profender Cat Dewormer is applied topically to the skin. It is not given by mouth. Do not apply to broken skin or if the hair coat is wet. Follow the manufacturer's directions for application. A single treatment is effective and a second treatment should not be necessary. If re-infection occurs, the product can be re-applied after 30 days. If you do not understand the directions, or if you have difficulty applying the medication, contact your pharmacist or veterinarian.
What are the potential side effects of Profender Cat Dewormer?
Side effects that may occur include licking/excessive grooming, scratching at treatment site, salivation, lethargy, alopecia (loss of hair), agitation/nervousness, vomiting, diarrhea, eye irritation, respiratory irritation, and shaking/tremors. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Profender Cat Dewormer?
A single treatment is effective and a second treatment should not be necessary. If re-infection occurs, the product can be re-applied after 30 days following the initial dose.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Profender Cat Dewormer?
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include increased salivation, tremors, or drowsiness.
What should I avoid when applying Profender Cat Dewormer?
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these instructions ask your veterinarian or pharmacist to explain them to you. Do not use in cats under 8 weeks of age or less than 2.2 lbs. Do not use on cats that are sick, debilitated, or underweight. Do not allow any animal to lick the application site for 24 hours. Separation of treated animals may be necessary. Children should not come in contact with the application site for 24 hours after application. Pregnant women, or women who may become pregnant, should avoid direct contact with, or wear disposable gloves when applying, this product. Studies performed in rats and rabbits suggest that emodepside may interfere with fetal development in those species. In humans, Profender Cat Dewormer can cause skin or eye irritation and may be harmful if swallowed. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling. In case of accidental ingestion or if skin or eye irritation occurs, call a poison control center or physician for treatment advice.
What other drugs will affect Profender Cat Dewormer?
Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist regarding any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, and other flea and tick products your pet is using.
Profender Cat Dewormer Directions:
- Profender Cat Dewormer is a prescription topical medication for the treatment and control of hookworm, roundworm, and tapeworm infections in cats and kittens.
- Apply only once to your pet's skin and use the entire contents for one application.
- Twist cap off the appropriate tube of Profender Cat Dewormer based on your cat's weight and part your pet's hair at the base of the neck until your cat's skin is visible (be sure your cat's skin is dry).
- Place the tip of the tube on the exposed skin and squeeze entire contents directly onto your cat's skin. Lift tube away from the skin before releasing pressure on the tube.
Do not allow any animal to lick the application site for one hour after application, and make sure not to get the product in your cat's mouth or eyes. In houses with multiple pets, separation of treated animals may be necessary.
Profender Cat Dewormer Dosage:
|2.2-5.5 lbs||Apply contents of 1 tube once (Green box).|
|5.6-11 lbs||Apply contents of 1 tube once (Orange box).|
|11.1-17.6 lbs||Apply contents of 1 tube once (Purple box).|
|Over 17.6 lbs||Treat with the apropriate combination of tubes.|
|Dogs||Do not use!|
|Horses||Do not use!|
Store at room temperature 59- 86F (15- 30C).
Profender Cat Dewormer Ingredients:
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