Milbemax Chewable Dewormer - Kittens & Cats
Only for kittens & small cats over 0.5kg and 6 weeks of age.
- Kittens & Small Cats - 0.5 to 1kg: ½ tablet
- Kittens & Small Cats - 1 to 2kg: 1 tablet
Only for cats over 2kg and 6 weeks of age.
- Cats - 2 to 4kg: ½ tablet
- Cats - 4 to 8kg: 1 tablet
- Cats - over 8kg: A combination of tablets should be given, consistent with the recommended minimum dose.
Treatment is orally, and the labelled dose rate is recommended. The minimum dose is 2mg milbemycin oxime and 5mg praziquantel per kilogram of bodyweight.
Milbemax for cats should be given to cats weighing over 2 kg every 3 months. Nursing queens should be treated at the same time as their kittens.
Treatment for control of intestinal worms:
Milbemax for small cats should be given to kittens at 6, 8 and 12 weeks of age, then every 3 months.
Treatment for heartworm prevention:
Once a month, preferably on the same date.
Mature cats should be tested for heartworm before receiving Milbemax. If a dose is missed, treat immediately and resume monthly dosing.
For the treatment of internal parasites including roundworm, hookworm and tapeworm, in cats.
Milbemycin oxime and praziquantel are the active ingredients in Milbemax®.
Milbemycin oxime interferes with nerve transmission in invertebrates, which helps protect against heartworm, roundworm and hookworm.
Praziquantel causes muscle spasm in tapeworm, which are then attacked by enzymes and disintegrate. It kills all intestinal forms of tapeworm.
Milbemax protects against immature and adult roundworm (Toxocara cati, Toxascaris leonina),immature and adult hookworm(Ancylostoma tubaeforme) and tapeworm (Dipylidium caninum, Taenia spp).
If given monthly, Milbemax protects cats against all of the above, as well as heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis).
Milbemax Cat has a satisfactory safety profile when used as per label directions. It has been tested to a minimum interval of one week between doses.
Milbemax Cat has not been safety tested in kittens weighing <0.5kg or aged <6 weeks, therefore use in these groups is not recommended.
Milbemax Cat can be used in breeding animals, including toms and pregnant or lactating queens. Praziquantel has demonstrated satisfactory safety margins during all reproductive phases.
Cats should be tested for existing heartworm infection before starting treatment.
This formulation is not suitable for use in dogs.