Prazitsid for cats is a tool that quickly and effectively allows you to solve the problem with worms in a pet. It is suitable for both prevention and treatment of helminthic diseases. The drug is available in several dosage forms. For pets, drops are also produced that need to be applied to the withers. They protect the cat from the appearance of skin parasites.
The drug relates to combined action. The spectrum of its protection will extend to most parasites that affect the gastrointestinal tract and cat skin. But at the same time, it is not a universal remedy, since its effect extends only to round and flat worms.
Prasicide acts on the nervous system of parasites, leading to paralysis. Thus, they become unable to conduct vigorous activity, after which they die and are excreted from the body of a cat in a natural way - through feces. If you follow the instructions for use, the drug will not lead to any complications. It is suitable for all breeds of cats. It has no age and physiological restrictions.
What does Prazicide consist of and in what forms is produced
Description of the drug Prazicide corresponds to the form of release of the drug. It was developed by Api-San for safety and ease of use. There are separate preparations for cats and kittens, dogs and puppies.
Suspension Prazicide plus for cats is a yellowish liquid, poured into bottles with volumes from 5 to 15 ml. A pleasant sweetish taste allows you to give the cat medicine without any resistance on her part. The action of Prazicide is based on such components that make up its composition.:
- Pyrantel pamoat.
The difference between the preparation for kittens and for adults is the concentration of these substances.
The suspension is stored at a temperature of 0 to +25 ° C, from which it follows that it should not be frozen. Also, direct sunlight should not be allowed to enter the vial.
Prasicide in tablets
With worms in a cat, give Prazicide in tablets. The parasites are adversely affected by the praziquantel and pyrantel pamoate included in the preparation. This form of prazicide is available in blister packs containing 6 tablets of 0.2 or 0.5 mg each. The tablets have a round shape and white color, in which grayish shades may prevail. For ease of dosage, a separation chamfer crosses them.
Medicines with a large amount of active substances are intended for dogs. For cats, such dosages are contraindicated, so you need to carefully read the instructions and measure the amount of medicine in accordance with it.
Prazicide tablets can be stored at temperatures ranging from -10 to +20 ° C.
Drops of Prazitsid to a cat are applied if they expect a wider spectrum of action. They protect the cat from the appearance of worms and skin parasites (ticks, fleas). They treat otodectosis, entomosis and other diseases caused by the appearance of parasites on the skin and in the gastrointestinal tract of the animal. The composition of the drops includes:
Prazicide drops are dispensed in polymer pipettes. Their dosage corresponds to the norm necessary for the safe treatment of kittens or cats. The liquid that is in the pipettes has a yellowish tint.
Choosing Prazitsid, owners of cats pay attention to such positive points:
- Safety when used properly.
- Ease of use.
- Comprehensive action.
- Relatively low price.
- High efficiency.
Each package of Prazitsida is additionally equipped with a sticker that is pasted into the veterinary passport for greater convenience of monitoring the conduct of dehelmitization.
Recommendations for use
The veterinarian should prescribe prazicide, but the owner of the animal can use it at his discretion as a preventive measure or if he sees that the behavior of the animal has changed (based on this, it can be judged that the cat became ill).
Instructions for use Prazitsida for cats represents compliance with the dosage. Suspensions and tablets are taken orally, but their dose is calculated differently. So one tablet of Prazitsida is intended for an animal weighing 3 kg. The dosage of the suspension corresponds to 1 ml per 1 kg. It follows that the suspension is easier to use. In addition, a measuring syringe is included in the kit for the suspension. Before giving it to the cat, you must shake the bottle. Drug efficacy will increase compliance.:
- Reception Prazitsida should be appointed in the morning before the cat eats.
- It is not necessary to expose the animal to starvation or gastric lavage before taking the medicine.
- The drug is placed on the root of the animal’s tongue or mixed with a small amount of food.
- Prazicide used once. A veterinarian can prescribe it again if there is a strong infection with parasites. In this case, the second dose is given two weeks after the first.
Prazitsid as a preventive measure give the cat 1 time in 3 months. If the animal has to make a vaccine, then it is necessary to organize its administration a week before it.
Before using Prazicide drops, you need to make sure that the skin of the animal is clean and not injured. So that the cat does not lick the medicine, it is applied between the shoulder blades and along the spine. Prazicid should be given to a cat in accordance with this dosage.:
- Weight less than 1 kg - 0.3 ml.
- Weight from 1 to 3 kg - 0.6 ml.
- Weight from 3 to 5 kg - 0.85 ml.
- Weight over 5 kg - 1.7 ml.
Also, the method of application of Prazicide depends on what goals you need to achieve:
- Prevention of the appearance of helminths -1 dose in 3 months.
- Prevention of the appearance of skin parasites - a medicine is given every month during their activity.
- The treatment of demodicosis, notoedrosis and sarcoptosis is a one-time use. Repeated in two weeks if the infection is severe.
If the above diseases are detected with a cotton swab dipped in the medicine, the affected areas of the skin are treated. Previously, a collar, collar or braid is put on the cat so that Prazicide does not enter its body. You can remove them after the medicine has dried. After using the drops, wash your hands well. You can’t take a cat in your arms for two days and allow it to communicate with children.
When can I use Prazicide
Prazicide is used for preventive and therapeutic purposes. Its effectiveness is due to the fact that it acts not only on adult parasitic individuals, but also on their eggs and larvae. With the help of tablets and suspensions, nematodoses, cestodoses and invasions of the mixed type are treated. Drops that are applied to the withers have a complex effect, eliminating not only helminths, but also ticks, fleas, and whipworms.
When you can not use Prazicide
You can not treat a cat from worms with Prazicide in the following cases:
- The cat is less than three weeks old.
- The cat is pregnant or lactating.
- The cat is allergic to its constituent components.
- The cat recently suffered any disease or surgery.
- The cat is infected with an infectious disease.
- The cat's body is exhausted.
For animals with impaired liver or kidney function, Prasicide is given only as directed by the veterinarian. It is also unacceptable to take the drug in conjunction with other drugs, as this can lead to poisoning. In extremely rare cases, the cat's body can respond to the drug in this way:
- Foam from the mouth.
- Bouts of nausea.
- Bouts of vomiting.
- Intestinal disorders.
Overdose of Prazicide will be reflected in this way:
- State of weakness, depression and apathy.
- Excessive salivation.
- Failures in the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Anxiety or other abnormalities in behavior.
If you find any signs of an overdose or non-acceptance by the body of a drug, you should immediately seek help from a veterinarian. It will help quickly and without harm to the cat remove Prazitsid from the body.