Kitty had a severe reaction & our 13 year old cat died
We rescued a kitty and had him dewormed with profender. The vet recommended our older cat be dewormed as well “just in case”. A week later out kitten had a severe skin reaction on his neck, his hair started to fall out and the rashes on his head, ears and neck were terrible. He also developed a respiratory problem which will have him on meds for the rest of his life. Our older cat started to lose a lot of weight, she was a very strong and healthy cat before the application of profender. Two months later we lost her due to severe dehydration (though she drank plenty of water), kidney and heart failure. I wish I had read the reviews before trusting “professionals” with these awful products and my babies’ lives.
Works fine for me
I bought this over the counter and have been using it on my cat for quite some time now. There are a few side effects (such as temporary lethargy and irritability) but I was already aware of them. It seems to be quite effective, a vet told me that it takes about 2 days to work on most parasites, so it makes sense that my cat’s odd behaviour only lasts for 3-4 days. Overall, I’m happy with the results.
Profender Cat Dewormer
After I gave my cat Profender (which I do not believe the cat needed; but vet said it would be a good idea), my cat started biting it's stomach. Cat has almost bitten off his nipples. WT is in this stuff?! To anyone wondering if they should give their cat Profender, consider something safe like diatomaceous earth instead. (I gave the rating of one star because I couldn't proceed otherwise, however honestly minus 5 stars is an appropriate rating).
Purchased in June 2020.
Took my "rescue" cat to the Vet yesterday for roundworm i was given Profender to administer to her. About 15 mins. after i got home with her she went under a recliner and I've seen her drink a little water(with trouble walking in her hind legs) and right back under the recliner. She hasn't been out since.That was over 36 hrs ago! I have a terrible feeling I'm gonna check on her and she's gonna be gone! So much for ME rescuing HER! I got no warnings from my vet on this product or brochure...The vet used a dosage for a 11 - 17.8 pound cat and my ...cat only weighs 7.76 pounds!? The vet's assistant assured me this is normal to use this amt. even on kittens. I'm going to contact another vet on this...doesn't sound right to me. Sure wish i would've washed it off sooner!
Purchased in August 2020 at Veternarian for A$14.86.
Worried about this product by J. Milburn 19/08/2020
We wormed our cat the other night and since then she has become very ill with bloody stools. Vet is saying it can’t be Profender as she has had it before. She’s at the vets now and on a drip being treated for an infection so I’m hoping she recovers. Not going to use Profender again especially after reading bad reviews.
Not a good product
Within 30sec of application to the back of the neck, the 15yr old cat was lethargic, disoriented, could hardly walk.
We immediately suspected the product and washed it off in the shower under warm water and a gentle soap.
Half hour later the cat was improving and resting quietly.
We contacted Bayer and talked to their support line and gave feedback on the product.
Thankfully the cat is recovering.
Would not recommend this product.
Siamese 2 year old baldness
My vet gave my cat this product and he now had bald patches on the back of his neck and has loose bowel movements. On googling and finding out the name of the used being Profender, I googled to see if there were any possible side effects similar to other cats and was horrified to see that the internet is full of bad experiences and cats dying because of this toxic product. Why is it still being used by vets???
I am horrified!!
Purchased in July 2020 for A$20.00.
The vet administered this to one of our cats, yesterday, she has deteriorated rapidly since. She started salivating and foaming at the mouth and became lethargic. She will not eat or drink. She is hiding away and looks like a cat who isn't going to make it, but hopefully she will. Please approach this product with extreme caution, I will never ever let any cat of mine have this again!!
UPDATE, Five days later - our cat died this morning. I have photographs of apparent chemical burns to her mouth and paws that I believe were caused by the Profender.
Purchased in June 2020.
I purchased this product on the advice of my vet for my 11 month old cat - within 30 seconds she was foaming at the mouth and acting crazy - I grabbed her and rushed to the sink to wash it off - after a couple of minutes I rang the emergency vet and they said she may have licked it although I did not see her do that - the second vet which rang me back said she may have a reaction to it. Due to my quick action she seems to be ok now ...hopefully there will not be any long term affects
Purchased in June 2020.
Bad stuff, please read BEFORE you apply on your pet!
My 3 month old kitten has a lot of worms, so we took him to our vet,
Taking in account their professional judgment on dealing with medications for deworming pets. They sold us a dewormer called PROFENDER a “small” 0.35 mL
application according to his weight. (I didn’t apply the PROFENDER dewormer on him that day, we held a few more weeks, because we felt he was a little too young, we’ll luckily we did. He would have probably died!) About two minutes later after applying it on him, my husband notice our kitten drooling profusely at the mouth, a...
Purchased in April 2020.
I used Profender spot on worm treatment on my Siamese cat two weeks ago and he's had diarrhea ever since. I have not changed his food and he's not prone to diarrhea he's a very robust seven year old. Everytime he goes on the litter tray it's diarrhea and he is distressed by it. I will not give it to him again I hope the diarrhea clears up soon he is still eating and drinking.
Elderly cat, profender burned the back of the neck and hair fell out. Cat was very sore.
I am not a fan of keep dosing the cats with various treatments. Profender burned the back of my elderly cats neck and the hair fell out. Vet just says bring him back, for a fee of course, cat was to sore to be pulled around.
Purchased in January 2020 at Vets practice.
Do NOT use this product
I used a different vet for my 2 year old, strictly indoor, cat. Other vet always had me bring a fecal sample. This one did not. They automatically gave him topical dewormer "just in case". About 4 hours after application, he began drooling excessively, eyes watering, running around the house and twitching. He would go hide for awhile until it happened again...he did this on and off for 24 hours and did not start acting like himself for 48 hours. He wasn't completely alright for about a week. Scared me to death! I wiped his back with wet washcloth, soap and water to try to remove any excess. DO NOT let vet use this on your cats!!!
Purchased in December 2019.
Cat had profender. Burnt his skin and loss of hair. Not a vocal but is eating. Hope thats all that happens.
Never again using this product that burns and hurts animals . Why would a vet be able to use this. This product should never be on the market. It is horrible.
Purchased in January 2020 at Vet for A$21.31.
Cat not the same
A vet used this on my cat months ago, but I swear he does not seem like the same cat anymore. I think this has caused long-term side effects on him. New vet thinks it's his liver and pancreas. I am forking out money for an ultrasound now to see whats wrong. I am devastated. If I would have known, I would have asked for the pill form to administer myself in a pill pocket. He struggled to pill him, so thats why he used the profender. Do not use this!! See another vet if you have to and get milbemax instead.
My cat was lethargic for days, had a fever, and would barely eat. He still seems lethargic off and on after eating ever since.
My 7 month old neurologic and 106 fever after taking Profender
My 7mnth old kitty had tapeworm. Vet gave him profender on back, she said it worked better than other meds. The next 3 days my cat did not eat or drink, became neurologic in his hind legs, can not jump, had 106 degree fever. My vet said in all his 10 years he's never seen a reaction to dewormer. He said that it's probably PIF that my kitty has. After looking at reviews and given the timing, I think not. My kitty may not make it and is at best overnight.
Purchased in November 2019 at Templeton for A$44.00.
Cat on deaths door
My beautiful 11 1/2 yr old Winnie is deathly sick after an application of pro fender. Within 24 hrs, she stopped eating, drinking, copious amounts of drool, already losing weight. Been to emergency vet once and heading to her vet in the a.m. This poison should be taken off the market. I only pray that my girl makes it. I have read the statistics on this medication and to say 1 cat died is certainly an understatement. I have read of several on this website alone. Absolutely do not use this product unless you want to risk losing your beloved pet.
Purchased in November 2019 for A$36.00.
Our poor sweet Millie, who is 6 and never had a health problem in her life, had to go in to the vet to get some mats removed and we had her dewormed at the same time...that was in September...it has been a month and she has lost 2lbs, lethargic, in pain and vomiting violently on the daily. Took her to the vet...she has been on IV drip for two days now and has had to be given potassium, vitamin B, anti nausea medicine and something to help with the abnormal amount of gas in her tummy. We have had to have an ultrasound and X-rays and blood work......her pancreas looks slightly enlarged and one lymph node is swollen...she was fine before the application and was immediately sick after...you do the math...someone needs to put a stop to this!! Giving the reviews to our vet to read...hopefully he stops using it!!!
Purchased in October 2019.
I gave this to my 6 month old and he completely lost his appetite and energy. Its been 24 hrs and he still wont eat without help. He went from running around and constantly yelling especially around meal times to sleeping all day and barely making a peep. I never thought id miss hearing his yelling so much. Profender is poison im just glad his reaction hasnt been as severe as other cats. I got this from the vet and I thought I could trust it but apparently they dont care.
Purchased in October 2019.
No issue to date
I use this in conjunction with Advocate as not all products treat every single parasite. Advocate doesn't treat tapeworm, but Profender does. Haven't had any issues with Profender in the few years I've been using it on six cats. Every animal is different though.
Questions & Answers
I applied this to my cat and didn't get it on the back of her neck, will it still work even if i applied it and it got more towards the side of her shoulder?
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