How to Give Strongid-T Pyrantel Pamoate to a Cat

Strongid T suspension is a pyrantel pamoate made by Pfizer available over-the-counter at farm supply and pet stores. It provides treatment for common parasites that attack your furry friend such as roundworm, pinworm and hookworm.

Step 1

Read the manufacturer’s directions on the Strongid-T package. Here' you'll find the proper dosage for your cat, according to the cat's weight. Generally you administer Strongid-T at a ratio of 2½ milligrams to 5 milligrams of Strongid-T per pound of cat weight, according to

Step 2

Weigh your cat on a bathroom scale. Weigh yourself first, without the cat. Then hold your cat and weigh to get a combined weight for the two of you. Subtract your weight from the total. The remainder is your cat’s weight.

Step 3

Follow the Strongid T package instructions and use the amount recommended. For instance, if your cat weighs 5 pounds and the package recommends 2½ milligrams per pound, the proper dose is 12.5 milligrams.

Step 4

Measure the Strongid T using a syringe or the cup provided. Pour it over soft or moist cat food.

Step 5

Repeat the dosage in three weeks -- pyrantel pamoate kills only adult worms. Waiting this long allows existing eggs to hatch; the second administration kills the live worms before they mature and mate.

Always check with your veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet, medication, or physical activity routines. This information is not a substitute for a vet’s opinion.

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