Profender for Cats
- Profender FAQ
- Treatment ForIntestinal Worms
- Health BenefitsInternal Parasite Protection
- Product TypeTopical
- Parasites CoveredTapeworms, Hookworms, Roundworms
- Protects For1 Month
- Recommended forCats and kittens older than 8 weeks of age
- Key IngredientsPraziquantel, Emodepside
Profender Tapeworms, Hookworms, Roundworms Treatment for Cats
Profender for Cats is a single dose topical solution for the treatment and control of tapeworms, roundworms and hookworms in cats and kittens. It is an easy-to-apply dewormer, packed as spot-on pipettes that can be used on cats' skin to treat and control common intestinal parasites. It has no side effects on felines. This spot-on treatment controls and treats gastrointestinal worms in cats. It is also safe to be used on pregnant and lactating queens.
Profender for Cats is a single dose topical solution for the treatment and control of hookworm, roundworm and tapeworm in cats and kittens.
It is safe to use on kittens and cats from 8 weeks of age and weighing at least 2.2 lbs or more.
How Profender Works?
Emodepside and Praziquantel are two active ingredients present in Profender for Cats. Both these ingredients when used in conjunction results in total destruction of intestinal worms. Once the treatment is applied on the cat’s skin, it enters the bloodstream of the feline and travels to the intestine. Thus it controls and eliminates harmful parasites when they try to bite the feline. It also protects your cat from intestinal worm infection.
Ingredients: Emodepside and Praziquantel
- The dosage of the treatment is contingent on the weight of your feline
- Hence, it is important to weigh the cat before commencing the treatment
- One unit dose is intended for a single application
- Twist the tip of the tube before administering the treatment
- Part your pet's hair between the shoulder blades
- Place the applicator tip just above the skin and squeeze
- Starting from the base of the head apply entire contents of the applicator in a single spot directly onto the cat's skin until the pipette is empty
- Avoid touching the wet application spot
- Wait 24 hours to allow solution to dry before bathing or letting your pet swim
- Give each of your pets its own complete dose
2.2 – 5.5 lbs
Green box (0.35 ml)
Apply whole content of 1 tube once
5.6 - 11 lbs
Orange box (0.70 ml)
Apply whole content of 1 tube once
11.1 – 17.6 lbs
Apply whole content of 1 tube once
Over 17.6 lbs
Treat with appropriate combination of tubes
- Children and pets should not be allowed to get near this treatment
- After administration of the treatment do not allow children to come in contact with the application site at least for twenty-four hours
- This treatment is intended only to be applied topically to cats and kittens
- If your cat is sick or debilitated then it is recommended to take advice from veterinarian before commencing the treatment
- If any skin irritation or infections occurs, the product should be washed off immediately and your vet should be informed.
- Consult your veterinarian before using in heartworm positive cats
- Safety in breeding, pregnant and lactating queens has still not been determined
- Kittens younger than 8 weeks of age or those felines below 2.2 lbs should not be administered with this treatment
Profender (emodepside, praziquantel): Key Takeaways
- Can be administered in cats and kittens 8 weeks of age and older weighing more than 2.2 lbs
- Easy and convenient topical form
- Kills different species of tapeworms commonly found in cats
- One time application without the requirement of second dose
- Profender is the most complete feline topical dewormer available
- There are no side effects of the treatment on felines
What are the age and weight requirements for using Profender on cats?
Profender for cats is recommended for use in kittens and cats from 8 weeks of age. At the same time, the kitten/cat should at least weigh 2.2 lbs for the use of Profender.
Is there one standard pack of Profender for all cats?
No. Profender for Cats comes in three different packs to suit cats with different weights and they are,
- Small Cats for 2.2 – 5.5 lbs
- Medium Cats for > 5.5 – 11.0 lbs
- Large Cats for > 11.0 – 17.6 lbs
For cats over 17.6 lbs, it is indicated to use an appropriate combination of Profender doses.
Which worms does Profender for Cats protect against?
Profender protects cats against roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms.
How frequently do cats need to be treated with Profender?
When Profender is administered as per manufacturer recommendations, the intestinal worms are eliminated through the cat’s feces. A single dose is effective and enough to expel worms. Generally, a second treatment should not be needed however a dosage can be re-applied after an interval of 30 days in case of re-infection.
One dose of Profender protects cats for how long?
A single dose of Profender expels intestinal worms through the cat's feces. However, there's always a possibility of re-infection. In the case of re-infection, a Profender dose should be re-applied after 30 days of the first treatment. Consult with a veterinarian for the appropriate dosage administration.
Profender for Cats is available in which form?
Profender for Cat is made in a ready-to-use liquid solution, packaged in single-use applicator tubes for topical administration.
What is the standard dosage of Profender for cats?
The standard minimum recommended dosage of Profender for cats is 1.36mg/lbs (3mg/kg) emodepside and 5.45mg/lb (12mg/kg) praziquantel as a single topical dose.
Is Profender safe for cats?
Yes, Profender is a safe and reliable treatment for protection against intestinal worms. It is safe to use on kittens and cats 8 weeks of age and 2.2 lbs in body weight. This topical formula is approved for the treatment and control of roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms.
What happens if the cat licks at the site where Profender is applied on their skin?
If the cat licks at the application site before it is absorbed into their skin; they may experience excessive drooling and/or vomiting. If the symptoms worsen or remain persistent, consult with a vet.
Can Profender be given to cats orally?
No. Profender for Cat is a topical liquid treatment that should be applied topically on the cat's skin. If given orally, the cat may experience moderate to severe adverse reactions such as vomiting, weight loss, salivation, abnormal respiration and tremors.
Is Profender recommended for pregnant cats too?
No. As of now, the safe use of Profender has not been evaluated in pregnant, breeding and lactating female cats.
Can Profender be used with other treatments?
Yes. Profender can be used parallelly with other treatments including flea & tick products, anti-fungals, NSAIDs, anthelmintics, hormonal treatments, steroids, vaccines, etc. Consult with a vet in the case of confusion.
Are there any precautions that should be considered when using Profender on cats?
The safety of Profender is not evaluated in kittens less than 8 weeks of age, weighing less than 2.2 lbs and in breeding, pregnant and lactating cats. Profender should be used with caution in heartworm-positive, sick and debilitated felines. Oral ingestion of the formula should be avoided.