Originally Posted by MissKalamata
Oh...for some reason, I thought Revolution killed parasites along with fleas. I must have confused it with something else.
So, are Profender and Drontal the only decent dewormers? (You seemed to imply that Drontal is preferable to Profender?) Are there any products that prevent worms in the first place?
Actually, I don't think he's getting the worms from fleas. I think he gets them from catching prey, and using Frontline or Revolution is not going to stop him from catching prey.
Revolution does kill SOME parasites but NOT tapeworms. Tapeworms come from fleas. So yes, it is extremely likely he is eating fleas... And if he is outside, chances are that this statement is true, specially if he is not being de-flead. IMO Drontal and Profender are the best ones, but there could be others - but these are the ones that kill tapeworms plus the other common parasites.
There are other products, like strongid, but it doesn't kill tapeworms. You want to stick with Drontal or Profender. The reason why I like drontal better is because, since it is a pill, you are sure the cat will get the complete dosage... It seems to have better feedback out there...But they do essentially the same thing.
If you want to save $$$, the best thing to do, if you can, is to keep your kitty inside...
This way all these problems would essentially disappear