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Quick Guide to Tapeworm Treatments for Cats

Quick Guide to Tapeworm Treatments for Cats | Cat Health Collection
Product/active ingredients Type/Frequency of dosage Parasites Treated Notes
Drontal (Praziquantel and Pyrantel) Tablets. Tapeworm, roundworm and hookworm. Can be used on pregnant and lactating cats and kittens over 8 weeks.
Aristopet (Praziquantel  and Pyrantel) Tablets. Roundworm, hookworm and tapeworm. 8 weeks old. Can be used on pregnant and lactating females.
Droncit (praziquantel) Tablets or injection (by your veterinarian). Tapeworm. 6 weeks old. Can be used on pregnant and lactating females.
Excelpet (Praziquantel and Pyrantel Embolate) Tablets. Roundworm, hookworm and tapeworm. 6 weeks old. Can be used on pregnant and lactating females.
Milbemax (Praziquantel and Oxime) Tablets. Tapeworm, roundworm, hookworm, whipworm, heartworm preventative. Can be used on pregnant and lactating cats and kittens over 6 weeks or .5 kg.
ParaGard (Praziquantel, Oxibendazole) Tablets. Tapeworm, roundworm and hookworm. 2 weeks old. No studies have been done on pregnant or lactating females with this product.
Popantel (Praziquantel) Tablets. Tapeworm, roundworm, hookworm and whipworm. Can be used on pregnant and lactating cats and kittens over 6 weeks.
Panacur (Fenbendazole) Paste or tablets. Tapeworm (Taenia taeniaeformis species), roundworm, hookworm, whipworm, lungworm and giardia. Does not treat Dipylidium caninum tapeworm. Can be used on pregnant and lactating cats and kittens over 2 weeks.
Profender (Praziquantel and Emodepside) Spot on. Tapeworm, roundworm, hookworm, lungworm. Can be used on pregnant and lactating cats and kittens over 8 weeks.
Purina Total Care (Pyrantel embolate and Niclosamide) Paste or tablets. Roundworm, hookworm and tapeworm. 6 weeks old. Can be used on pregnant and lactating cats.

As with any medication, side effects can occur. These may include drooling, vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite.

Worms may be seen in your cat's stool between 1-2 days after treatment.

Below is a kitten worming schedule. Adults should be treated as per the manufacturers recommendation.

2 weeks Worm
4 weeks Worm
6 weeks Worm
8 weeks Worm
12 weeks Worm
24 weeks (3 months) Worm
Every three months from then on Worm