Drontal Plus Flavour Worming Tablet For Dogs
Price Per Tablet
Drontal Plus Flavour Worming Tablet kills Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms and Tapeworms. Like all Drontal tablets, it works with a single dose, and can be given with or without food. For dogs, the chicken flavour makes it less like a treatment, and more like a treat!
Drontal Plus Flavour has the same power, the same effectiveness as Drontal Plus, but now with an appetising chicken flavour. Like all Drontal tablets, it works with a single dose, and can be given with or without food. In fact it still gives you all the advantages of Drontal Plus. But for dogs, the new chicken flavour makes it less like a treatment, and more like a treat.
Unfortunately, there is no tablet or injection you can give a dog which will prevent worm infection. The best you can do is to kill any worms which may be present, on a regular basis. To avoid worms reaching maturity and affecting your pet's health, and to reduce public health risks, you should worm your pet regularly.
Worming every three months will reduce this risk, but ask your vet who will be able to evaluate your pet's health and your family's requirements and advise you on a specific worming routine for your pet.
Drontal is ideal for the control of the following gastrointestinal tapeworms and roundworms of dogs and puppies:
- Ascarids: Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina (adult and late immature forms).
- Hookworms: Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma caninum (adults).
- Whipworms: Trichuris vulpis (adults).
- Tapeworms: Echinococcus species, Taenia species, Dipylidium caninum (adults and immature forms).
Q: How often should I worm my dog with Drontal?
It is advised that an adult dog should be treated for worms four times a year. There may be specific instances however where more frequent worming treatment is desirable. These would include: worming of puppies and dogs and experiencing repeated flea problems.
Q. What types of worm does Drontal wormers kill?
It is important to remember that different wormers kill different types of worm. For example, piperazine is active only against roundworms and hookworms, whereas Drontal Plus Flavour controls all intestinal worms found in dogs in the UK.
Q: How do I administer the wormer?
Drontal Plus Flavour is sold as a tablet. This may be given whole or may be concealed in food.
Q: At what age should I start worming my puppy/kitten?
It is quite feasible for puppies to be born with worm larvae already present, having been exposed to them while still in the bitch's womb. It is advisable, therefore, to start a worming programme at 2 weeks of age, and to continue worming once a fortnight until 12 weeks old. It is also advisable to treat the bitch at the same time as the pups. Once a pup reaches 12 weeks of age, it should then be treated at 3 monthly intervals.
Q: How can I tell if my dog has worms?
In the early stages of infection, it's very difficult. In dogs, mature tapeworms start shedding egg-filled segments, which irritate the dog's bottom. This causes the classic symptom of tapeworm infection -- 'scooting', or dragging the bottom along the ground. Apart from this, there are few definite signs, but these may include vomiting, diarrhoea, a dull, lifeless coat, a loss of appetite, lack of energy, and, especially in puppies, a pot bellied appearance.
Q: Can my vet give my pet anything to prevent infection?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Drontal will kill every type of intestinal worm normally found in dogs in the UK, but there is nothing available to prevent infection in the first place.
Q: Why is it necessary to clear up my dog's mess?
A single mature dog roundworm (Toxocara canis) can produce 80,000 eggs a day, which are excreted with the dog's faeces. If you don't clear it up, all of those eggs will remain in the environment, to infect other dogs and possibly children too.
Q: My pet isn't showing any symptoms - why should I worm him?
The point is that by the time symptoms are obvious your pet is already suffering. What's more, it will be spreading infection in the environment. For both reasons, it's much better to worm the animal routinely, at least every three months.
Drontal Plus Flavour Tablets Dosage:
Puppies and Small Dogs:
3-5 kg body weight = 1/2 tablet
>5-10 kg body weight = 1 tablet
>10-15 kg body weight = 1 1/2 tablets
>15-20 kg body weight = 2 tablets
>20-25 kg body weight = 2 1/2 tablets
>25-30 kg body weight = 3 tablets
>30-35 kg body weight = 3 1/2 tablets
>35-40 kg body weight = 4 tablets
Drontal Plus Flavour Tablet is a pale yellow flavoured tablet containing:
50 mg praziquantel, 144 mg pyrantel embonate and 150 mg febantel.
Does what it says on the box. Well priced.
Excellent value compared with vets fee. However none on my 3 dogs think the flavour is irresistible, but eventually the pill goes down disguised in a lump of dog food!!