Roundworms | Pets & Parasites: The Pet Owner's Parasite Resource

Environmentally resistant larvated eggs on the ground and somatic larvae in the bitch are the main reservoirs of infection. Perinatal transmission of infection can be greatly reduced by treating bitches with 1) daily doses of fenbendazole (25 mg/kg, PO) from day 40 of gestation to day 2 after whelping (approved in the UK), 2) (0.3 mg/kg, SC) on days 0, 30, and 60 of gestation, and 10 days after whelping, 3) (0.5 mg/kg) on days 38, 41, 44, and 47 of gestation, or 4) (1 mg/kg) on days 20 and 42 of gestation; these uses of are extra-label. Otherwise, to minimize egg output, pups should be treated as early as possible; ideally, treatment should be given 2 wk after birth and repeated at 2-wk intervals to 2 mo of age, and then monthly to 6 mo of age. Nursing bitches should be treated at the same times as puppies. In cats, perinatal transmission can be greatly reduced by treating queens with a single dose of emodepside/ spot-on in the last week of pregnancy. Kittens should be treated with an appropriate anthelmintic at 3, 5, 7, and 9 wk of age, and then monthly to 6 mo of age. Nursing queens should be treated at the same time as kittens. In other animals, the appropriate frequency of preventive treatment for roundworms should be based on a risk assessment of the animal's environment.

Jul 16, 2016 - Roundworm treatment for cats includes anthelmintic medication and de-worming

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.

Feline Roundworm Infection - The Drake Center For Veterinary Care

Roundworm Treatment For Cats‎ In a field study, 837 purebred or crossbred cats from single and multi-cat households were enrolled to evaluate safety and effectiveness under field conditions of use. Cats ranged in age from two months to 17 years and weighed between 0.8 pounds and 21 pounds. Data gathered from these studies demonstrated Profender® Topical Solution to be safe and effective for the treatment and control of hookworm, roundworm and tapeworm.

The scientific name for the feline roundworm is Toxocara cati

Profender® not only keeps cats worm free, it also eliminates the stress of conventional worming treatment, for cats and owners alike. In fact, Profender® makes worming so simple; it can be done while the cat is asleep. Existing products on the market to treat roundworms and tapeworms are intended solely for oral administration, and as such, are notoriously difficult for pet owners to use. The new product makes deworming easy for the owner, the veterinarian and the cat.

Cat Roundworms (Ascarids, Toxascaris leonina, Toxocara cati)