Profender® (emodepside/praziquantel) for Cats

Profender® (emodepside/praziquantel) for Cats
Did you know that your cat can pick up tapeworms, roundworms and hookworms even if he never leaves your house? Luckily, Profender® is an easy and effective way to deworm your cat.
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See why other cat owners choose Profender®.
Why choose Profender® for your cat?
Treat the worms that matter most to your cat
Profender® is applied topically to your cat’s skin, so there’s no need for the stress of pills
Just one easy application, which means no follow up appointment*

*Reinfection is always a possibility, in which case additional treatment after 30 days may be necessary. Talk to your veterinarian to find the best course of action

How does Profender® work for your cat?

Treats: tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms

Works for: cats and kittens that are at least 8 weeks old and weigh at least 2.2 pounds

Application type: Topical

Treatment frequency: As recommended by veterinarian

Veterinary prescription required  

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How does Profender® work?

The active ingredients in Profender® are absorbed topically through your cat’s skin, reaching the intestinal tract to kill and remove worms.

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Profender® removes the stress of pilling your cat.

If you’ve ever tried to trick a cat into swallowing a pill, we feel your pain. Just one application of easy-to-use Profender® allows you to confidently treat and control tapeworms, roundworms and hookworms.

Ready to protect your cat from intestinal worms?
How to apply Profender®
How to apply K9 Advantix® II: Step 1 turn the cap over
Step 1
While holding the tube in an upright position, remove the cap from the tube. Turn the cap over and place the other end of the cap onto the tip of the tube.
How to apply K9 Advantix® II: Step 2 push the other end of cap onto the tip of tube
Step 2
Twist the cap to break the seal and then remove the cap from the tube.
How to apply K9 Advantix® II: Step 3 apply K9 Advantix II on dog's neck
Step 3
Part the hair on the back of the cat’s neck at the base of the head, until the skin is visible.
How to apply K9 Advantix® II: Step 4 apply K9 Advantix II on 2 more spots from the base of the neck to avoid licking
Step 4
Place the tip of the tube on the skin and squeeze the entire contents directly onto the skin.
Please see product label for complete application instructions.
Top questions about Profender® for cats
What is Profender® for cats?

Profender is a broad-spectrum deworming medication that effectively removes the most common intestinal worms infecting cats. Because it’s an easy to apply topical (spot-on), it removes the hassle and stress that comes along with giving a cat a pill. It is FDA-approved safe to effectively treat and control roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms.

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CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Profender® (emodepside/praziquantel) to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

HUMAN WARNINGS: Not for human use. Keep out of reach of children. Children should not contact application site for twenty-four (24) hours.

PRECAUTIONS: The effectiveness of this product when used before bathing has not been evaluated.

What are the active ingredients in Profender® for cats?

Profender® contains two active ingredients: emodepside and praziquantel. Emodepside is an ingredient found only in Profender® and is effective against adult and immature stages of roundworms and hookworms. Praziquantel, an ingredient used in several other effective Bayer deworming products, effectively removes tapeworms.  

Product Label

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Profender® (emodepside/praziquantel) to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

HUMAN WARNINGS: Not for human use. Keep out of reach of children. Children should not contact application site for twenty-four (24) hours.

PRECAUTIONS: Use with caution in sick or debilitated cats.

What are the weight ranges and age requirements for Profender® for cats?

Profender® comes in three different sizes based on your cat’s weight:

  1. Small: for cats weighing 2.2-5.5 lbs.
  2. Medium: for cats weighing >5.5-11 lbs.
  3. Large: for cats weighing >11-17.6 lbs.

Profender® (emodepside/praziquantel) can be used on cats and kittens that are at least 8 weeks of age and weigh at least 2.2 lbs. Cats over 17.6 lbs. should be treated with the appropriate combination of tubes. In this situation, talk to your veterinarian for the appropriate combination of tubes.

Product Label

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Profender® (emodepside/praziquantel) to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

HUMAN WARNINGS: Not for human use. Keep out of reach of children. Children should not contact application site for twenty-four (24) hours.

PRECAUTIONS: Use with caution in heartworm positive cats. The cats enrolled in the field study were antigen and antibody negative prior to entering the study. In a laboratory study, cats artificially infected with adult heartworms and treated with Profender® Topical Solution had fewer worms recovered than the placebo control group.

How often should I apply Profender® for cats?

Profender® (emodepside/praziquantel) can be applied once every 30 days. One dose will kill and remove adult tapeworms and adult and immature stages of roundworms and hookworms. Due to your cat’s behavior and environment (going outdoors, hunting, exposure to fleas, etc.) reinfection is always a possibility in which case retreatment may be necessary. Talk to your veterinarian to find out the best course of action.

Product Label

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Profender® (emodepside/praziquantel) to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

HUMAN WARNINGS: Not for human use. Keep out of reach of children. Children should not contact application site for twenty-four (24) hours.

PRECAUTIONS: Safe use of this product has not been evaluated in cats less than 8 weeks of age or weighing less than 2.2 lbs. (1 kg), in cats used for breeding, during pregnancy or in lactating queens.

Where can I buy Profender® for cats?

Profender® (emodepside/praziquantel) is a prescription only product. Because of this, your cat will need an exam from a veterinarian and veterinarian-pet owner relationship needs to be established before it can be dispensed. Once a prescription is attained, Profender® can be purchased at veterinary clinics and online pharmacies.

Product Label

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Profender® (emodepside/praziquantel) to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

HUMAN WARNINGS: Not for human use. Keep out of reach of children. Children should not contact application site for twenty-four (24) hours.

PRECAUTIONS: Use with caution in heartworm positive cats. The cats enrolled in the field study were antigen and antibody negative prior to entering the study. In a laboratory study, cats artificially infected with adult heartworms and treated with Profender® Topical Solution had fewer worms recovered than the placebo control group.

How do I apply Profender® for cats?

Applying Profender® for cats to your feline friend is simple and convenient. Before applying a Bayer topical product, check the weight range and minimum age on the package to choose the appropriate product for your cat.

  • Small Cat (2.2-5.5 lbs)
  • Medium Cat (>5.5-11 lbs)
  • Large Cat (>11-17.6 lbs)

How to apply Profender® for cats:

  1. Remove tube from package
  2. While holding tube in an upright position, remove the cap from the tube
  3. Turn the cap over and place the other end of the cap onto the tip of the tube
  4. Twist the cap to break the seal and then remove cap from the tube
  5. Part the hair on the back of the cat’s neck at the base of the head, until the skin is visible
  6. To ensure the entire contents of the tube are administered, place the tip of the tube on the skin and squeeze the entire contents directly onto the skin; lift the tube away from the skin before releasing pressure on the tube

For more detailed instructions, watch our application video.

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Profender® (emodepside/praziquantel) to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

HUMAN WARNINGS: Not for human use. Keep out of reach of children. Children should not contact application site for twenty-four (24) hours.

PRECAUTIONS: Use with caution in heartworm positive cats. The cats enrolled in the field study were antigen and antibody negative prior to entering the study. In a laboratory study, cats artificially infected with adult heartworms and treated with Profender® Topical Solution had fewer worms recovered than the placebo control group.

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How long does Profender® for cats take to work?

After a single dose of Profender® is applied, the worms are expelled through your cat’s feces. A second treatment should not be necessary. If re-infection occurs, the product can be applied again after 30 days.

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Profender® (emodepside/praziquantel) to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

HUMAN WARNINGS: Not for human use. Keep out of reach of children. Children should not contact application site for twenty-four (24) hours.

PRECAUTIONS: Use with caution in heartworm positive cats. The cats enrolled in the field study were antigen and antibody negative prior to entering the study. In a laboratory study, cats artificially infected with adult heartworms and treated with Profender® Topical Solution had fewer worms recovered than the placebo control group.

How does Profender® for cats work?

The active ingredients in Profender® are absorbed topically through your cat’s skin reaching the intestinal tract to kill and remove worms.

Always consult your veterinarian. The presence of parasites should be confirmed by fecal examination or based on clinical signs and history.

Product Label

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Profender® (emodepside/praziquantel) to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

HUMAN WARNINGS: Not for human use. Keep out of reach of children. Children should not contact application site for twenty-four (24) hours.

PRECAUTIONS: Use with caution in heartworm positive cats. The cats enrolled in the field study were antigen and antibody negative prior to entering the study. In a laboratory study, cats artificially infected with adult heartworms and treated with Profender® Topical Solution had fewer worms recovered than the placebo control group.

How long does Profender® for cats last?

Reinfection is always a possibility, in which case additional retreatment after 30 days may be necessary. Talk to your veterinarian to find the best course of action.

Product Label

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Profender® (emodepside/praziquantel) to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

HUMAN WARNINGS: Not for human use. Keep out of reach of children. Children should not contact application site for twenty-four (24) hours.

PRECAUTIONS: Use with caution in heartworm positive cats. The cats enrolled in the field study were antigen and antibody negative prior to entering the study. In a laboratory study, cats artificially infected with adult heartworms and treated with Profender® Topical Solution had fewer worms recovered than the placebo control group.

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