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Deworming Barn Cats without Loosing Appendages? Profender?

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  • Deworming Barn Cats without Loosing Appendages? Profender?

    I like to keep the barn cats dewormed on fairly regular basis. However, getting dewormer into kitties that aren't handled that much can be- well, limb threatening Anyone ever used Profender (the topical dewormer) on their barn cats? Did it seem effective? Any side effects?
    "Can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding"

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      There is a product called Revolution that deworms and defleas. You put it between their shoulder blades. You have to get it from the vet though.
      Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

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        DH built a cat crush.
        Honestly, it's a lidded box with a hole for the cat's head and he built it after the catgot an abcess and needed antibiotics. We could have gone injectable I suppose, but holding them down for that isn't too fun either.
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        • #5
          I have vet visit to vaccinate all barn and house cats & apply the "rub in" on the shoulder blades type ~ highly recommend it ~ only good results noted here !
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            Profender sould have been named 'Profinger' Seriously, awesome stuff. More complete deworming that Revolution, and doesn't need a repeat dosing because of the way it works. The clinic I work for has started giving it annually to cats that go outside at their visits instead of checking a fecal. It's about the same cost, and it works so well, and so low stress for the cats!

            Katherine
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              Originally posted by bird4416 View Post
              There is a product called Revolution that deworms and defleas. You put it between their shoulder blades. You have to get it from the vet though.
              Revolution won't kill tapeworms, but Profender will. I think I would rather worry about putting something between the shoulder blades than down the throat.
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              • #8
                does anyone in the US sell this stuff??/

                My small animal vet had no clue. Where are you guys getting it?

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                  Profender is made by Bayer, the same people that make Advantage (and a whole bunch of other stuff, obviously). I'm surprised your vet hadn't heard of it - the company sales reps usually really promote this kind of stuff! You may be able to purchase it online too - SmartPak and Drs Foster and Smith don't seem to have it, but look around.
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                    If you google Profender, you can find online vet places who sell it, but it requires a prescription. In my area, we have a small animal vet service that comes to pet stores on weekends and will put it on cats, so I'm assuming it is fairly easy to obtain.
                    Mystic Owl Sporthorses
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                    • #11
                      The cat box is a great idea!

                      My makeshift version of it for pilling reluctant cats is: act casual. scruff cat. drop to knees and drag cat between your knees, using your legs and knees to restrain and your feet closing off any escape to rear. grasp head with left hand, raise nose. Use thumb and big finger to pry mouth open. stuff pill in with right hand. release.

                      the whole process works best if done very quickly and heavy pants are probably recommended.

                      it worked on my formerly feral not very cuddly cat and also on my "over confident" (pretty aggressive!) Maine Coon.

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                        Originally posted by clint View Post
                        If you google Profender, you can find online vet places who sell it, but it requires a prescription. In my area, we have a small animal vet service that comes to pet stores on weekends and will put it on cats, so I'm assuming it is fairly easy to obtain.
                        No prescription needer- You can actually buy it on Amazon

                        Anyway, I got ordered some the other day- will post a report on how it goes
                        "Can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding"

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                          Originally posted by tabula rashah View Post
                          No prescription needer- You can actually buy it on Amazon

                          Anyway, I got ordered some the other day- will post a report on how it goes
                          Good to know. It is certainly expensive, even worse than Drontal, although keeping ones appendages is always good.
                          Mystic Owl Sporthorses
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                            Originally posted by Horsegal984 View Post
                            Profender sould have been named 'Profinger' Seriously, awesome stuff. More complete deworming that Revolution, and doesn't need a repeat dosing because of the way it works. The clinic I work for has started giving it annually to cats that go outside at their visits instead of checking a fecal. It's about the same cost, and it works so well, and so low stress for the cats!

                            Katherine
                            Vet Tech
                            I'm not sure how I feel about this, in light of the parasite resistance that we're seeing in our horsey friends after this protocol of deworming for so many years. Horse medicine is moving in the direction of small animal medicine (fecal checks, then deworming if needed) and I guess small animal medicine is moving towards equine medicine?

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                              Whenever I have to get something down my cat's throats I get a bath towel and wrap them up like a burrito, leaving only their screaming heads exposed. It helps to have two people - one to hold the cat and another to administer the meds. Good luck!
                              "If ever I did not have a horse or dog in my keeping, I should feel I had lost touch with the earth." ~Beryl Markham

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                                Some winter jacket sleeves work great. Stuff kitty into sleeve (it helps of they can see their "way" out, and they try to get out thru wrist hole, but can only get their heads out before they get stuck. Then you just hold the sleeve to keep them from backing out until the deed is done.

                                I can usually just scruff the kitty, but I find most people are too timid using that method, and they really don't zone them out enough.

                                The pill poppers I have had are useless.

                                Another method us to use any teenager that needs a lesson in humility for holding/popping.

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                                  has anyone used Profender and Frontline Plus on the same cat. is there any problem with them together having an adverse reaction since they would go on the same spot?
                                  thanks Sonya

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                                    I should rent myself out as a cat piller. If I can catch a cat I can get a pill into it.

                                    Oddly enough, my indoor/tame/snuggly house kitties HATE HATE HATE to get their flea meds put on the back of their necks. I hate it too. There has to be some technique to it -- I have trouble getting and holding a "part" in their hair so skin is accessible. I am surely not going to attempt that with the barn kitties. So far I don't treat them for fleas, and I worm them with pills. I probably SHOULD treat them for fleas but again, not going there with the hair parting nonsense.
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                                      Originally posted by ReSomething View Post
                                      DH built a cat crush.
                                      Honestly, it's a lidded box with a hole for the cat's head
                                      We are going to need pics of this, preferably with pissed off cat installed into said box.
                                      Originally posted by barka.lounger
                                      u get big old crop and bust that nags ass the next time it even slow down.

                                      we see u in gp ring in no time.

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                                        Originally posted by Ben and Me View Post
                                        I'm not sure how I feel about this, in light of the parasite resistance that we're seeing in our horsey friends after this protocol of deworming for so many years. Horse medicine is moving in the direction of small animal medicine (fecal checks, then deworming if needed) and I guess small animal medicine is moving towards equine medicine?
                                        But if you live in heartworm country, you really should be giving heartworm preventative, which is a dewormer. No way to get around it. Revolution is used for heartworm, several other types of worms and ear mites.

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