Profender for Cats

Here’s the product you have all been waiting for. Profender is a new product that all cat owners will surely love. Profender is a spot-on solution containing two active substances, emodepside and praziquantel, for topical use in deworming cats.

Emodepside is a member of a new class of cyclic depsipeptide compounds. It acts at the neuromuscular junction by stimulating presynaptic receptors belonging to the secretin receptor family, resulting in paralysis and death of the parasites.

Praziquantel, a pyrazino-isoquinoline derivative, is widely used in both human and veterinary medicines. It acts primarily by severely damaging the parasite integument resulting in contraction and paralysis, disruption of metabolism and finally death of the parasite.

Profender was first authorized on July 27, 2005.  It is the first and only topical broad spectrum dewormer that kills ALL types of gastrointestinal worms in the cat.Profender is a convenient single dose treatment for cats and kittens that are at least 8 weeks of age and weigh at least 2.2 lbs. and it comes in different sizes depending on the size of your cat. To ensure continued protection it is applied every 3 months.

Profender is the most convenient and stress free topical solution to deworm your cat. It comes with a powerful broad spectrum treatment application. Profender makes it easy for you and your cat. No need to struggle in pilling your pet or with the use of those complicated painful injections. By using Profender, you can easily control those parasites without a fuss.

And how this Profender works? It is simply absorbed through the cat’s skin via the hair follicles where it enters the bloodstream. Profender reaches the intestine to treat and control tapeworm, roundworm and hookworm infections.

Profender can be used in conjunction with a topical flea treatment such as frontline or advantage but it is recommended to apply these products two days apart rather than both on the same day. These flea treatment needs to be applied more frequently than the wormer, depending on which product is used. Now that there is both topical wormer and flea treatments available it has never been easier to ensure year round protection from all common parasites that your pet cats suffer from.

Profender comes in different color, depending on the dosage such as green, orange, and purple.

  • Profender green is 1 dose 0.35 ml for 2.2 – 5.5 lbs.
  • Profender orange is 1 dose 0.75 ml for 5.6 – 11 lbs.
  • Profender purple is 1 dose 1.12 ml for 11 – 17.6 lbs.

The benefits of Profender are its efficacy against adult tapeworms and various life stages of different roundworms. The most common side effects observed in the target species with the recommended dose were transient, and limited to salivation and vomiting. These signs are thought to occur as a result of the cat licking the application site immediately after treatment.

An extension application for a new target species (dogs), a new pharmaceutical form (modified-release tablets) and a new route of administration (oral use) for Profender was authorized in August 2008. The product is safe for the user, and for the environment, when used as recommended and suitable warnings and precautions are indicated in the SPC.