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how often should i give my cat a dosage of Bayer tapeworm dewormer. My cat is an adult male, (6 years old), weighs at least 10 pounds and his breed is Tabby. Each tablet of the medication contains 23 mg praziquantel
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If Shadow is going outdoors and hunting, and being exposed to fleas, routinely to prevent tapeworm infestation I would probably worm him every 3 months, or 4 times a year. A 10 pound cat would take one 23mg dose of Praziquantel per dose.

In general with adult cats a twice a year worming is recommended, but we can tailor that to an individual cat's lifestyle, and if he is getting out and being exposed to possible sources often then a more frequent worming protocol is best.

Be aware that Praziquantel only treats tapeworms, so if he's an outdoor guy too we also need to consider wormings for roundworms and hookworms, pyrantel is great for that.

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