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.

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