Drontal Wormers for Dogs and Cats
Drontal Dog is effective for treatment of roundworms and tapeworms in a single simple dose. It can be used for pregnant and lactating bitches but only with veterinary consultation before treating pregnant bitches for roundworms. For adult dogs four treatments per year will form the basis of an effective worming regime. Puppies over 3kg should be treated every 2 weeks from the age of 2 weeks, until they are around 3 months of age. It is generally accepted that nursing bitches should be wormed at the same time as their puppies. Each Drontal Dog worming tablet will treat up to a bodyweight of 10kg.
With a single dose Drontal controls every type of intestinal worm normally found in cats and dogs in the UK. Drontal Plus for dogs contains Pyrantel Embonate and Febantel which when combined, have a well-documented synergistic effect. Drontal Plus Dog and Drontal Cat tablets contain Praziquantel, an effective and potent weapon against tapeworm. They are now available in an ellipsoid presentation which means they will be easier to give to cats, making worming an easier process for cat owners.
Regular routine worming is important not only for the wellbeing of your pet, but also to protect yourself and your children as you will be in close contact with your pets a lot of the time. Several worm species, most notably the roundworm (Toxopcara canis) and the tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus) can be picked up by humans with potentially serious consequences. It is recommended that pets are wormed 3 to 4 times a year. It is difficult to prevent a dog or cat becoming infected with worms but regular use of anthelmintics will ensure that the worms are killed before they can cause serious damage to the animal’s health.
The recommended dose rates are 57.5
mg/kg Pyrantel Embonate and 5 mg/kg Praziquantel. This is equivalent to one Drontal Cat Tablet
per 4 kg bodyweight and 1 Drontal Cat XL Tablet per 6 kg bodyweight.
up to 2 kg 0.5 - Drontal Cat Tablet
> 2 kg up to 4 kg 1 - Drontal Cat Tablet
> 4 kg up to 6 kg - 1 Drontal Cat XL Tablet
> 6 kg up to 8 kg 2 Drontal Cat Tablet
> 8 kg up to 10 kg 1 Drontal Cat Tablet plus 1 Drontal Cat XL Tablet
When using Drontal, there is no need to disrupt the feeding routine as the tablets can be given at any time. Each Drontal Dog tablet will treat a dog weighing up to 10kg. A Drontal Cat tablet will treat a cat up to 4kg in weight.
Drontal Plus XL Dog
Figuring out dosages when worming a dog can sometimes be tricky, as a St. Bernard may weigh 20 times more than a Chihuahua. Due to differing weights, worming big dogs used to require as many as 6 tablets; not anymore! With Drontal Plus XL, you can worm a dog weighing up to 35kg with just one tablet.
Drontal Cat Wormer XL
These tablets are very effective as a single dose against most round and tapeworms, including dipylidium tapeworm spread by cat fleas. It is recommended that you use Drontal Cat tablets every 3 months (hunting cats may need more frequent worming). Drontal Cat XL tablets - 1 tablet per 6 kg bodyweight. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PREGNANT CATS. DO NOT USE IN KITTENS UNDER 6 WEEKS OF AGE.
Drontal Puppy Suspension - Puppies & Young Dogs
For the treatment and control of roundworms in puppies and young dogs up to one year of age. Each ml of suspension contains 14.4mg Pyrantel Embonate and 15 mg febantel.
Worms controlled include - Ascarids: Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina Hookworms: Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma caninum Whipworms: Trichuris vulpis
Dosage and administration - 1 ml
suspension/kg body weight, administered orally. It is recommended that
treatment with Drontal Puppy Suspension should start at 2 weeks of age and be
repeated at two weekly intervals until 12 weeks of age. The product may be given directly to the
animal or mixed with their food. There are no special dietary precautions to be
taken. Mix the product by inversion of
the container before withdrawing the required dose.
Drontal Puppy is now available in 50ml and 100ml.
Warnings - Do not use simultaneously with compounds containing Piperazine. Do not use in pregnant or lactating bitches without veterinary consultation. For animal treatment only. Wash hands after use.
Drontal plus for dogs will control
the following worm burdens:
Toxocara canis, toxascaris leonina, ancylostoma cainum, uncinaria stenocephala, trichuiris vulpis, dipylidium caninum, taenia spp., echinoccus granulosus & Echinococcus multilocularis.
Drontal Cat will control the
following worm burdens:
Toxocara cati, toxascaris leonine, dipylidium, canium, taenia,taeniaeformis, Echinococcus, joyeuxiella pasqualei, ancylostoma braziliense & ancylostoma tubaeforme.
Drontal provides outstanding worm control but like other pet wormers it has no prophylactic effect so it cannot prevent re-infection, this is why it is so important to routinely worm every 3 months.
If you are in any doubt about the health of your pets always consult your veterinary surgeon.