Read reviews about the drug for worms in cats - Profender. Instructions for use, dosage, benefits and contraindications.
So as not to wait when the strike
Your cat is a parasite
Announce an urgent tender
And accept the Profender.
Profender is an anthelmintic agent for strong and durable cats, that is, for those who cannot be held in their hands while taking medication inside. Especially for such pets and designed drops on the withers from worms Profender. Yes, yes, you heard right, it was drops.
Profender for cats is a yellowish-brown solution for external use containing such active substances as emodepside and praziquantel. These substances are effective in combating round and belt worms. Emodepside causes helminth paralysis followed by death, and praziquantel violates the neuromuscular innervation of the helminth.
The drug, once on the skin of the animal, is well absorbed and is stored for a long time in the body at a therapeutic concentration. It is important to know that the maximum concentration of active substances is reached in the serum only 2-4 days after application of the drug. And the drug is excreted in the urine within 28-30 days.
The drug Profobender is produced in different dosages, calculated on the different weight of pets (about this - below).
Instructions for use
The instruction states that the remedy is good both as a curative and as a prophylactic. But reviews of Profender for cats caution that a low percentage of praziquantel in the composition makes the drug ineffective in combating existing parasites, but for the prevention of a drop Profenderum for cats is certainly good.
Veterinarians prescribe this drug for nematodes and cestodiasis.
How to give Profandend for cats?
The drug is used by applying to the skin.
Remove the protective cap from the pipette.
Pierce the protective membrane on the pipette
Spread the fur between the shoulder blades at the base of the pet's neck.
Be sure to dispose of the used pipette by wrapping it in a package.
Wash your hands with soap
The time during which the drug is absorbed under the skin - 2 hours.
During the day after treatment, do not wash the cat, do not iron it and do not allow it to reach small children!
Below is the dosage of Profender for cats and cats of different weights.
- 0.5-2.5 kg - dosage of 0.35 ml.
- 2.5-5.0 kg - dosage 0.70 ml.
- 5.0-8.0 kg - dosage of 1.12 ml.
- More than 8kg - make a combination of different dosages at the rate of 0.14 ml per 1 kg of pet.
Prevention should be carried out quarterly, and treatment is prescribed only by a veterinarian!
Advantages and disadvantages of the drug
From the obvious advantages of this anthelmintic we distinguish:
- Ease of use. Drops on the withers are easier to apply than to force a cat a tasteless pill.
- High performance against roundworms.
- insufficient amount of praziquantel for therapeutic purposes,
- peculiar smell when applied,
- the high price of the drug
- storage for 3 years at room temperature. Analogues of the drug have a longer shelf life.
Contraindications and side effects
Do not give the drug to your pet, if he has not reached the age of 8 weeks. For older kittens, the drug is harmless. It is also not recommended to use Profender to kittens weighing less than half a kilo.
Pregnant cats, lactating and all other drugs are allowed to take - side effects do not cause profander to cats.
Individual intolerance to some components of Profender may cause reddening of the skin, itching and drooling, but these symptoms go away on their own.
Drops "Profender" for cats from worms are an external drug with a wide spectrum of action. It is produced by the German pharmaceutical company "Bayer". Packaging is a plastic soft pipette with a specific dosage. There are drops for small animals, medium and large. For safe and effective action it is necessary to take into account the weight of the pet.
Yellow or light brown liquid with a pungent odor - this drug "Profender" for cats. Instructions for use notes that these drops must be applied to the withers of the animal. It is much more convenient than giving him pills. The only drawback of the drug is a sharp herbal smell, which many owners do not like.
The drug "Profender" has a complex effect on the animal's body, destroying all round and tapeworms. This effect is provided by a unique combination of two strong anthelmintic agents. The preparation contains praziquantel and emodepside. These substances cause paralysis of the motor muscles of the worms and their nerve centers, which leads to their death.
Benefits of using
In some cases, it is impossible to use conventional anthelmintic drugs. Some animals refuse to eat pills, others are contraindicated. Therefore, the drug "Profender" for cats is so popular. Instructions for use notes that it can be used even for kittens and weak animals. The form of release of this drug, as well as its high efficiency provide the following advantages of its use:
- almost no contraindications
- easily tolerated by all animals
- used once
- you need to put drops on the withers of the animal, which is very convenient,
- valid for a month after application,
- kills adult worms, as well as their larvae and eggs.
Indications for use
For the treatment and prevention of mixed worm infestations, as well as nematodoses and cestodoses, the drop of Profender is most effective for cats. The instruction notes that the drug begins to act only after 2 hours, and the highest concentration of active substances in the blood of the animal is observed after 2-4 days. Holds a similar effect for almost a month. Therefore, with the purpose of treatment drops are applied once.
But it is recommended that the animal be dewormed regularly for preventive purposes. This is especially important for those cats that go for a walk on the street. Therefore, preventive application of the drug "Profender" is recommended to be done every 2-3 months. So the pet will be protected from infection.
Contraindications and side effects
Almost all fluffy pets can use the drug "Profender" for cats. Instructions for use to contraindications include only the age of the animal - less than 2 months, as well as its weight - less than 500 g. The rest of the pets can be given drops. Even pregnant and lactating cats, it is safe. But an animal may have an individual intolerance to this remedy.
Therefore, it is necessary to strictly follow the instructions and closely monitor the condition of the animal for several days after the application of the drops. If there is a disorder of the stool, lethargy, allergic reactions, the cat must be redeemed, give it a sorbent. "Profender" can not be used for this animal.
In rare cases, there may be non-hazardous side effects that do not require discontinuation of the drug. This is excessive salivation, itching and redness of the skin. But if such symptoms occur, you should still consult with a veterinarian.
Despite the safety of the product, it is better to consult with a specialist before using it, especially if the animal has serious impairments in its state of health. But even for a healthy cat it is very important to strictly observe the dosage of the drug.
It must be remembered that in the first few days after applying the drops can not bathe the animal. On the first day it is not recommended to even take a cat in your arms and stroke it. It is especially important to protect small children from communication with the pet. If a drug gets on their skin, it can be dangerous to their health. In order for the pet's treatment not to cause problems to the family members, it is very important to carefully study the instructions for using "Profender" for cats.
The attitude towards this anthelmintic agent among cat owners is ambiguous. But most of all positive feedback. People say that the drug is easy to use, it is well tolerated by the cat. Within a few days, an improvement in the health of the animal can be seen: it has an appetite, it becomes active.
But there are negative reviews about the drug "Profender" for cats. Instructions for use does not indicate the price, and this is important for many. Some owners of cats doubt whether to give such money, as they are not sure that the drug will work. And there are drops about 450 rubles. In addition, many do not like the sharp smell, which for some time keeps on the cat's fur.
The drug should not be given to animals whose age has not reached the age of eight weeks. For older kittens, the drug is absolutely safe. Not recommended for use by Profender animals whose body weight is less than 0.5 kg.
Cats that bear kittens, as well as lactating cats and all other cats are allowed to use the substance. Side effects Profender does not generate.
Individual susceptibility to certain elements of Profender is capable of provoking redness of the skin, irritation and salivation, but this symptom passes away on its own.
Description of the drug Profender
Profender (Profender) is a combination drug used in veterinary medicine for the treatment of helminthic invasions. The generic name of the drug is emodepsid, praziquantel. The developer of the unique form is a large German company Woweg Animal Health GmbH.
Bayer is the world leader in the production of anti-parasitic drugs.
Vaueg is the largest international concern founded in Barmen (Germany) in 1863. Friedrich Bayer and Johann Wescott were the founders of a small production of chemical goods. The first product of the company was Aspirin, and in 1899 the formula of the product was officially registered. After World War I, Bayer became part of IG Farben. In the second half of the 20th century, after the scandals associated with research in concentration camps, Bayer again became an independent company. Since 1978, the company has absorbed small pharmaceutical companies around the world. Currently, Bayer units are located in almost every country; this allows you to maintain optimal quality at a price that is affordable for everyone.
Drug release form
Profender is produced in the form of drops to the withers in three versions:
- for kittens and cats up to 2.5 kg,
- for cats 2.5–5 kg,
- for cats 5–8 kg.
Drops are a clear yellow liquid, packaged in polymer pipettes with a volume of 0.35 ml, 0.7 ml and 1.12 ml. Pipettes, sealed with caps, packed in metallized blisters (1 or 2 pieces). Each blister is packed in a cardboard box with instructions for use.
Drops of Profenderit can be packaged in 2 types of packings. Drops of Russian production are packed in square boxes of gold color. And the drops, which are produced in Ukraine, are packaged in rectangular boxes of white color with a blue, pink or green pattern.
The color of the box and the colored strip on the package indicate the modification of the preparation (green for small cats and kittens, blue for medium-sized animals, red for large cats and cats)
Drops of Profender, which are produced on the territory of Russia, are packed with recommendations in Russian. The main part of the important information is listed in the instructions and on the back of the box. On the blister (back side) and the pipette itself the following is indicated:
- drug name
- modification drops,
- active ingredient concentration
- series and release date
- shelf life,
- pipette volume.
The packing blister is a soft container with a protective film.
Composition of Profender
Profdender drops (1 ml) consist of the following components:
- active ingredients (emodepside - 21.43 mg and praziquantel - 85.75 mg),
- butyl hydroxyanisol - 5.4 mg (antioxidant, preservative),
- isopropylidene glycerol - 945.82 mg (a type of natural glycerin),
- lactic acid - 21.6 mg.
How to store drops
Drops of Profender is recommended to be stored in the following conditions:
- in the closed packaging of the manufacturer,
- in a dry place protected from direct sunlight
- separate from food and feed,
- at a temperature from 0 ° C to 30 ° C,
- out of the reach of children.
If you comply with storage conditions, the drug will be valid for 3 years from the date of issue. After the expiration date of the drop must be disposed of (use pipettes for domestic purposes can not).
A caring owner starts a separate first-aid kit for cat medicine, which stores not only medicines, but also tools and cat care products. I also have such a first-aid kit, but it is dangerous to keep anti-parasitic drugs in close proximity to other medicines (due to toxicity). Therefore, for such drugs, I buy waterproof bags with zippers (these are sold in stores along with covers for documents). These bags are made of transparent film, so they do not have to be opened without need.
It is convenient to store all veterinary drugs in one medicine cabinet, but it is advisable to put especially toxic drugs (for example, anthelmintics) in an additional package (bag or container)
Mechanism of action of the drug
The pharmacological effect of Profender is due to the presence in its composition of two active substances. Emodepside causes the death of flatworms, and praziquantel round.
Active substances disrupt the nervous system of the parasite, it leads to its paralysis. An immobilized worm cannot be held in the gastrointestinal tract and is excreted from the body naturally. The drug is absorbed through the skin and spreads throughout the body, remaining in the blood plasma for several days (the maximum concentration of the drug is reached in 2-4 days). Antihelminthic components are eliminated from the body with feces and urine after about a month.
Features of the use of drops
Drops Profobender applied to the skin at the withers. To do this, remove the cap from the pipette and pierce the protective film from the pipette tip. Place of application should not be available for licking.
Drops Profobender cause point to the withers
If we are talking about deworming a large cat, then the drug should be applied not in one place, but in several. The drug is fully absorbed after 2 hours (after that the cat can be washed). It is impossible to apply a preparation on moist skin. It is important to follow the recommended treatment regimen and to choose the right dosage.
How many treatments are needed
Frequency of use of drops depends on the purpose of their use:
- if the cat has worms, then you need a one-time application,
- If Profender is used for prophylaxis, the procedure should be repeated every quarter.
A single application is indicated in the manufacturer's instructions, but some veterinarians recommend repeating deworming 2 weeks after the first application. For prophylactic use, follow the recommended regimen. If you missed the next use of the drug, it is desirable to resume the use of anthelmintic immediately and in the same dose.
Some veterinarians recommend repeating the treatment of a cat with a Profdender for the purpose of treatment, but it is extremely incomplete to make such a decision
Is it possible to use Profender in pregnant cats and kittens?
Pregnant cats are treated with drops according to the general rules (following the same dosage), but this should be done with caution.
A couple of years ago they brought me a kitten found on the street. As a true catwoman, I immediately began to adapt the baby. At that time, my older cat was pregnant. I treat all my “recruits” from worms, and this black red-eyed cat was no exception. Of course, all the animals had to be anthelmintic at once. I was afraid to harm the future mom, so I first consulted a veterinarian. We were lucky, our veterinarian remembers all his constant "tails". The next day he called back and inquired about the condition of the pregnant cat. She transferred the treatment well.
It is possible to process kittens with a Profender only from 2 months. Moreover, their weight should be at least 500 grams.
You can weigh the kitten, sitting in his bag. First you need to weigh the bag, and then take this weight out of the total mass. If you have scales, you can use a box (which closes) instead of a bag.
Personal precautions for contact with the drug
The owner of the cat must follow the general rules of personal hygiene and safety measures:
- during the work is not allowed to smoke, drink and eat,
- After work, wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap.
- do not iron and allow the animal to small children within 24 hours after treatment,
- upon contact of the drug with the skin or mucous membranes of the eyes, they must be washed with plenty of water,
- people with allergies to the components of the drug should avoid direct contact with the drug Profender,
- if an allergy occurs or if the drug is accidentally released into the human body, an urgent need to contact the medical facility (you should have the instructions for use of the drug or the label with you).
People with allergies to components of Profender are recommended to use personal protective equipment.
Possible side effects and contraindications
Profender is contraindicated in cats with intolerance to the components of the drug. The manufacturer claims that if you follow the recommendations, there will be no side effects. Sometimes, treated cats have small skin problems (the place where the drops are applied may turn red, etc.). As a rule, such phenomena disappear without human intervention.
Some cat owners have noted that a small bald patch forms on the spot where the drops are applied. This is an individual reaction of the cat that does not need to be treated. If your cat is sensitive to anthelmintics, apply the drops in several points, and not in one.
If you suspect an allergy (the cat mews mournfully, tries to lick and scratch the place of application, etc.), wash the preparation with warm water and soap. If after this itching does not go away, you can contact the veterinarian (it is possible that an animal is prescribed antihistamines).
What to do in case of overdose
Signs of overdose are the following symptoms:
- increased salivation,
- nausea, vomiting or diarrhea,
- fever, shivering, etc.
In such cases, the drug should be immediately washed off, and the cat is recommended to show the vet. The specialist will prescribe drugs whose action is aimed at removing anthelmintic from the body.
If, after using drops of Profender, the cat began to behave strangely, then the drug can be washed off with warm water and soap or shampoo.
The active substances of the drug are introduced into the cells of the helminth, disrupting the functions of his body and causing death. Drops penetrate the cat's blood for 3-4 days after treatment. Due to the prolonged action, their effectiveness does not decrease for 4 weeks.
Attention! The drug belongs to the class of moderately hazardous. This means that if the instructions are strictly followed, Profander for cats does not have any side effects.
The advantages of this anthelmintic agent are as follows:
- complex effects on parasites
- guaranteed high results
- ease of use.
The disadvantages include:
- peculiar smell
- relatively high cost
- lack of effect with improper use (minus rather conditional),
- shorter shelf life (up to 3 years) compared with peers stored up to 5 years.
Removal of parasites from the body occurs naturally without the use of a laxative.
Release form, composition
Profender is produced by the German company "Bayer" in the form of drops on the withers in plastic pipettes. The pipettes, in turn, are packaged in boxes, on which the name is indicated - “Profdender for cats”, price, instructions for use in brief (a more complete version is inserted inside the box). The date of manufacture is affixed to each pipette.
The main active ingredients are:
- praziquantel (85.8 mg / 1 ml),
- Emodepside (21.4 mg / 1 ml).
Praziquantel causes disturbances in neuromuscular connections, and emodepside stimulates special receptors, which paralyzes the worms, and then kills them.
Indications for use
- according to plan - for prophylaxis,
- in case of invasions - for treatment.
Tip! Do not use the drug yourself. His appointment should deal with a veterinarian.
Drops are indicated for the elimination of mixed helminth invasions in cats, including nematodoses and cestodoses. Active ingredients of Profender are active against mature worms and larvae.
Contraindications, side effects
Application of Profender is not recommended:
- kittens up to 8 months or 500 g of weight,
- with intolerance of the composition,
- in chronic diseases of the kidneys, liver.
There are no contraindications for the period of pregnancy and lactation. Side effects of Profender has not been identified. If components are intolerant, irritation, redness of the skin, increased salivation may occur. Such symptoms do not need treatment and go away on their own.
If the drops hit the person, it is urgent to wash them off with plenty of water. If swallowed, severe intoxication may develop, so you should immediately seek medical attention.
At Profender for cats the price varies with the volume and trade margins of the pharmacy network. On average, the cost of the drug is:
- 0, 35 ml №2 - 370-420 rubles,
- 0.70 ml №2 - 450 - 490 rubles,
- 1.2 ml No. 2 - 520– 590 rubles.
When purchasing this anthelmintic agent, you need to pay attention to the dosage, so as not to exceed the recommended rate.
“When our kitten grew up, the question of deworming became acute. It was pointless to give him pills or powder, he was very picky about food. She found information about the drug Profender for cats, reviews of veterinarians about him, and only then bought. Very pleased with the result - put on withers and 3 months calm. ”
“We turned to the veterinarian, noticing that our Barsik had become lethargic, lost its appetite. The doctor ordered Profender, but the price confused me. I was afraid that I would throw money in vain, because I would take it externally, not inside. But the cat very quickly came back to normal. Now constantly use for prevention. "
Grigory Nemolyaev, veterinarian, Moscow:
“Parasites are a misery for cats. Worms constantly poison their body, which significantly impairs overall health, undermines health. Therefore, anthelmintic drugs should be given to cats constantly. Many of my clients leave positive feedback about Profender, for cats, and I join them too. This is an excellent drug that has a pronounced effect on worms with a guarantee of harmlessness for the cat. "
Victoria Brusnikina, veterinarian, Vologda:
“Profender is much more favorable for cats than other means. Drops are immediately absorbed into the blood, do not harm the digestive tract and begin to act quickly. A month later, the drug is completely excreted from the body, but the effect remains. Therefore, it is enough to process the cat on a quarterly basis so that it does not undergo helminthic invasions. ”