Profender® Allwormer for cats

Profender® Allwormer for cats
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Treats: Intestinal worms (roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms), lungworm

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Formulation: Topical (spot-on)

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Frequency: 3 Months

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Pet Type: Cats and kittens from 8 weeks

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Profender
Spot-on wormer makes worming easy

Cats can become infected with roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms and lungworms, but the symptoms aren’t always easy to spot. Profender works fast to kill intestinal worms commonly found in Australian cats. Available over the counter as a spot-on formulation, Profender provides fuss-free deworming for your cat.

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Why Profender?
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Easy to apply
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Fast and effective
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Fights worms without the need for tablets
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Suitable for adult cats, including pregnant/lactating Queens
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How to apply Profender
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Hold pipette in an upright position, twist and pull off cap.
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Hold pipette in an upright position, twist and pull off cap.
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Use reversed cap to twist and remove seal from pipette.
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Use reversed cap to twist and remove seal from pipette.
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Part the hair on the pet’s neck at the base of the skull until the skin is visible.Place the tip of the tube on the skin and squeeze firmly several times to empty its contents directly onto the skin.
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Part the hair on the pet’s neck at the base of the skull until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and squeeze firmly several times to empty its contents directly onto the skin.
Profender FAQs
How often do I need to worm my cat with Profender?

It’s recommended that most adult cats are treated for intestinal worms at least four times a year – once every three months. However, certain situations may make more frequent treatments desirable, for example if your cat has a flea problem or regularly hunts and eats mice, lizards or wildlife. Always discuss the best worming protocol for your cat with your local vet, or call the friendly Bayer Customer Care Line at 1800 678 368 for all the latest information and recommendations. 

Do I still need to worry about worming an indoor cat?

Even if your cat never sets foot outside, they can still be at risk from worms. Certain pests like fleas and rodents can carry worm larvae, and it’s often impossible to stop them from getting into your house. If your cat ingests an infected flea or mouse, they can become infected with worms.

What types of worms does Profender deal with?

Profender kills many worms commonly found in Australian cats including  

  • Roundworms (Toxocara cati and Toxascaris leonina)  
  • Hookworm (Ancylostoma tubaeforme)  
  • Tapeworms (Dipylidium caninum and Taenia taeniaeformis)  
  • Lungworm (Aelurostrongylus abstrusus
Will there be any side effects, such as vomiting or diarrhoea?

As with all medicines, side effects are possible. If you notice any adverse signs after using Profender, please speak to your vet or call our Customer Care Line.

What’s the correct dosage for my cat?

It depends on how much your cat weighs. There are two weight ranges for Profender; correct dosing is detailed below: 

Body weight of cat (kg) 

Pipette type 

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≥ 2.5 to 5 kg 

Profender for Medium Cats 

0.70 mL (1 pipette) 

> 5 to 8 kg 

Profender for Large Cats 

1.12 mL (1 pipette) 

Profender is registered for cats ≥ 2.5kg.

What active ingredients does Profender contain?

Profender contains two active ingredients: praziquantel and emodepside. These ingredients are effective and well tolerated by cats, working to kill intestinal worms and lungworm.

Is my cat more at risk at certain times of the year?

Your cat can pick up intestinal worms throughout the year.

Can I catch worms from my cat or kitten?

Unfortunately yes, some worms can also cause disease in people. Worming your pets helps reduce the contamination in the environment, and the exposure of humans to these parasites. For example, people can accidentally eat roundworm eggs (which can get onto our hands from the environment or even from stroking pets), the larvae can travel through our bodies and potentially cause disease. If the larvae end up in the eye, this can lead to blindness. This is a rare condition but obviously devastating when it does occur, and it is one of the reasons that worming our pets is so important.  

We can also become infected with an intermediate stage of some species of tapeworm if we swallow tapeworm eggs. It’s also possible (though uncommon) for people to develop a tapeworm infection if they swallow an infected flea.  

Can I use a flea treatment on my pet at the same time as Profender?

Absolutely. Profender can be used in conjunction with flea treatments such as Advantage and Seresto to kill intestinal worms and fight fleas. It’s recommended to wait 24 hours after applying Profender to apply Advantage. There is no need to remove the Seresto collar when applying Profender.   

What’s the connection between fleas and worms?

Fleas can be infected with the larval stage of the flea tapeworm. Cats can pick up tapeworms when grooming themselves and swallowing infected fleas. If this happens, a tapeworm can develop in your cat’s gut without you knowing about it.

How can I tell if my cat has worms?

Most of the time, you can’t tell if your cat has worms, as symptoms can be extremely difficult to spot – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t warning signs to look out for. These symptoms can include diarrhoea and vomiting, although these, of course, can be symptoms of many other conditions as well. You can also check your cat’s vomit or their stool and around their bottom, looking for spaghetti-like worms or rice-like segments. Weight loss, lethargy and a bloated belly are also possible, especially in younger animals.  

My cat isn’t showing any signs of infection – why should I worm?

Regularly worming your pets reduces the risk to you and your family and protects your pet’s health. Even if your cat isn’t showing any obvious signs, that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t be happier and healthier without a parasitic worm living in their gut or lungs!

How does my cat get worms?

There are four main ways your cat can become infected with worms:  

  1. Eating worm eggs or larvae from the environment (soil, sandpits, grass, etc.) 

  1. Penetration of the worm larvae through the skin 

  1. From the mother: roundworms can be transmitted from the mother to her kittens while they suckle 

  1. From eating infected rodents, birds, insects (such as fleas), slugs and snails

Can my vet give my pet anything to prevent worms?

Unfortunately, you can’t completely stop your pet from being exposed to worms. However, regular worming with a product like Profender will kill common worms found in Australian cats, helping your cat combat unwanted passengers.

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