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Treatment Options for Worms

It can be overwhelming trying to understand the different types of worms your pet can develop, and what treatment options are best. Use this chart to learn which product will work best for your cat's condition. You'll discover what ingredients each medication contains and also learn important safety information for each.

  Ingredients Large
Round-
worms
Hook-
worms
Tape-
worms
Whip-
worms
Heart-
worms
Need
RX
Safe
During
Preg-
nancy
Min.
Age/
Weight

Sergeant's Vetscription
Sure Shot® and
Worm Away® for Cats
Piperazine yes             Over 6 wks

Excel Roundworm
De-Wormer
for Cats
Piperazine yes             Over 6 wks

Droncit® Tablets
Praziquantel     yes     yes yes Over 6 wks

Heartgard®
Chewables
Ivermectin   yes**     yes yes yes 6 wks

Revolution®
++
Selamectin yes+ yes**     yes yes yes Over 8 wks

Advantage MultiTM
++
Imidacloprid/
Moxidectin
yes yes     yes yes Not
deter-
mined
Over 9 wks/
2 lbs
**Not effective against Uncinaria, the Northern hookworm.
+T. cati, only.
++Also effective against fleas, flea eggs, and ear mites. Applied topically.

 

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