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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

TradewindsTM
Tape Worm
Tabs
Praziquantel     yes       yes 6 wks

Droncit®
Praziquantel     yes     yes yes 6 wks

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

Interceptor®
Milbemycin
oxime
yes+ yes**     yes yes Not
deter-
mined
6 wks &
1½ lbs

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

Advantage MultiTM
++
Imidacloprid/
Moxidectin
yes yes     yes yes Not
deter-
mined
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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