Treatments for Tapeworms in Dogs and Cats | PetCareRx
What's the treatment for tapeworms in cats? ... deworming medication which will kill the tapeworm(s).
Commercial formulas such as Tape Worm Tabs for cats contain activeingredients like praziquantel that eliminate tapeworms from the cat’sbody by destroying the parasite’s skin internally. The worms are thendisintegrated and removed through the feces. Although the treatment isfast and effective, it might have to be repeated as a second dose afterone month to prevent re-infection. Commercial medications don’t agreewith all pets and cause adverse reactions such as increased salivation,vomiting and diarrhea.
Although herbal remedies take longer to act on the pet, it’srelatively safe for use in young pets. Herbal remedies also clean thepet’s digestive tract and strengthen the lining to promote naturalelimination of tapeworms. Products that contain neem work as parasiterepellents and prevent the formation of bacterial infections in thecat’s intestine. Pet owners should obtain the appropriate dosage fromthe vet and follow given instructions for administration of herbalremedies. The response to herbal treatment varies in individual petsand some pets may take longer to eliminate tapeworms than others.
Are there over-the-counter tapeworm treatments for cats
Tapeworm Treatment for Multi-Cat Home
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.Praziquantel is the active ingredient in deworming medications for tapeworms. The function of praziquantel is to act on the system of the tapeworm so that it will dislocate from the wall of the intestines and is then passed into the feces. You may or my not see dead tapeworms in your cats stool. Praziquantel is available in a combination with other drugs for the treatment of a wide range of internal parasites. These deworming medications are prescription only and are available at your veterinarians office. 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.Unlike the treatment for other parasites and worms, the treatment for the tapeworm will consist of only one dosage. This is enough to disolve the worm and the cat will eliminate it in the following days. However, you won't be able to see the worm in the feces, as there are only microscopic particles.