Part of being a responsible pet owner, is protecting your furry loved one(s) from health issues, that may potentially cause them discomfort and/or larger problems in the future. One problem that cat owners commonly deal with are parasites—more specifically, tapeworms. Fleas are carriers of tapeworms and if your cat is dealing with flea issues, there’s a chance that they might be infected with tapeworms.

Tapeworms are annoying, because they tend to take nutrients from your pet. As a result, the infected cat tends to lose weight, experience mild diarrhea and a negative change in their eating habits. If it becomes a severe issue, your cat will start to develop a coat that is coarse and patchy. One way to prevent this, is to develop a cleaning routine that guards against fleas—since fleas are the carriers.

However, if your kitty is already infected, you’ll need a treatment that will flush these parasites out of your cat’s system. Fortunately, there are quite a few products on the market, that can help you to treat your cat for tapeworms. However, knowing where to start can be a daunting task. In the hope of helping to make your search easier, below is a list of “Quality Tape Worm Treatments”, that you can quickly review. 

3. Roundworm Dewormer
By Excel 

Excel presents an 8-in-1 dewormer, that is designed to be a safe remedy for roundworms. It’s a liquid formulation of Piperazine Citrate, that is made to be palatable and effective for your kitty. 

2. Drontal
Broad Spectrum
By Bayer

Bayer presents Drontal, deworming tablets that are formulated to cover a broad spectrum of parasites. Drontal is designed to be a remedy for tapeworms, roundworms and hookworms; it can be used on kittens and cats four weeks of age and up.

1. Tapeworm Dewormer
By Bayer

Bayer presents a Tapeworm Dewormer, that is designed to be effective in one dose. All you have to do is crush the tablets and place them in your cat’s food, so as to make the treatment an easy process. It can be used without a prescription and on cats 6 weeks and up.

In conclusion, tapeworms can be quite a nuisance for your pet and to a larger extent, you and those that live with you. If you want to prevent your pet from being infected by tapeworms, developing the proper routine to keep your cat and home free of fleas is key. However, if your pet is infected, the above list of “Quality Pet Dewormers”, is a good place to start, if you’re looking for a way to rid your pet of bothersome parasites. Thanks for reading.

*Note: Please consult a qualified veterinarian, to help you make an informed choice, that best suits your pet.