Drontal Worming Tablet - For Cats works with a single dose and kills all the common intestinal worms found in cats in the UK. There are about 8 different types of intestinal worm that can infect cats in the UK. It is not always easy to spot the symptoms, and as your vet will tell you, that is why it's best to use a reliable worming treatment every three months to prevent any serious worm infection. To avoid worms reaching maturity and affecting your cat's health, and to reduce public health risks, you should worm your cat regularly. Worming with Drontal every three months will reduce this risk.
Drontal Worming Tablets is for the treatment of the following gastrointestinal roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms of cats:
Roundworms: Toxocara cati, Toxascaris leonina
Tapeworms: Dipylidium caninum, Taenia taeniaeformis, Echinococcus multilocularis, Joyeuxiella pasqualei
Hookworms: Ancylostoma braziliense, Ancylostoma tubaeforme
It's not easy to determine whether a cat is infected with worms, particularly in the early stages. Your cat may suffer from vomiting or diarrhoea, and their coat may lose condition. A cat with tapeworms may spend more time than usual cleaning its bottom, since the egg-filled worm segments irritate it. You may even find segments in the cat's bedding - they are pale in colour, and about the size of a grain of rice.
A heavy roundworm infection may cause the cat's stomach to appear swollen and distended; this is particularly noticeable in kittens.
In general, though, by the time symptoms are noticeable your cat's health is already being damaged, and the worms have reached maturity. This means that they will be producing eggs and creating a reservoir of infection in the environment.
Far better to worm your cat with Drontal Worming Tablets on a regular basis, before the symptoms become obvious.
Administration and Duration of Treatment:
For single oral administration. The tablets should be given directly to the animal, but if necessary can be disguised in food.
The recommended dose rates are 57.5 mg/kg pyrantel embonate and 5 mg/kg praziquantel.
This is equivalent to one Drontal Cat Tablets per 4 kg bodyweight and 1 Drontal Cat XL Tablets per 6 kg bodyweight.
Weight of Cat2kg - 1/2 Drontal Cat Tablet
Use During Pregnancy and Lactation:
Not to be used during pregnancy but may be used during lactation.
How often should I use Drontal?
It is advised that an adult dog or cat should be treated for worms four times a year. There may be specific instances however where a regime of more frequent worming treatment is desirable. These would include the worming of puppies and kittens, hunting cats which eat mice, and dogs and cats which experience repeated flea problems
For Animal Use Only. Keep Out Of Reach Of Children.
You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use
May cause extra saliva to be produced but this is nothing to be worried about.