Treats: Intestinal worms (roundworms, tapeworms)
Pet type: Dogs and puppies over 2 weeks
Formulation: Oral (tablet and liquid suspension)
Suggested frequency: According to product insert
It’s not always obvious that your dog has worms.
Intestinal worms are a problem that shouldn’t be ignored. Unfortunately, your dog can pick up these parasites without you even realising.,
FAQS: About Drontal
Drontal tablets kill every type of intestinal worm commonly found in UK dogs; the roundworms, Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina; the hookworms, Uncinaria stenocephala and Ancylostoma caninum; the whipworm, Trichuris vulpis; and the tapeworms, Echinococcus spp., Taenia spp. and Dipylidium caninum.
What types of worms does Drontal deal with?
As with all medication, side effects can occur on occasion. If you notice any adverse signs after using Drontal, please ask your vet for advice.
Will there be any side effects, such as diarrhoea or sickness?
Drontal worming tablets treat all types of intestinal worms commonly found in the UK, including roundworms and tapeworms, however Drontal does not treat lungworm in dogs. If you are concerned about your dog being at risk from lungworm please speak with your veterinary practice. Your vet will be able to advise on appropriate preventative treatment for lungworm that is only available from veterinary practices.
Does Drontal treat lungworm?
No, but most young puppies don’t need to be treated for tapeworm.
Does Drontal Oral Suspension for Puppies treat tapeworm?
Almost all puppies are born with roundworm, which is treated by Drontal Oral Suspension for Puppies. Should your puppy need tapeworm treatment, or if tablets are preferred, Drontal Tasty Bone tablets are effective against tapeworm and can be used in puppies at least 2 weeks of age and weighing 0.6kg or more.
Drontal worming tablets contain the active ingredients praziquantel, pyrantel embonate and febantel.
What are the active ingredients in Drontal?
Drontal Oral Suspension for Puppies contains pyrantel embonate and febantel.
FAQS: Drontal Dosing
It is recommended that an adult dog is treated for intestinal worms at least every three months. However, there may be situations when more frequent treatment is necessary, for example if your dog has a flea problem, as fleas can reinfect your dog with tapeworm. Monthly worming may be advised if your dog is a scavenger or if there is regular contact with young children. Speak with your vet about the most appropriate worming frequency for your dog.
How often do I need to worm my dog with Drontal?
Puppies should be given their first worming treatment at two weeks old and then wormed again every two weeks until they are 12 weeks old. They can then be wormed once a month until 6 months old. After that you should then revert to worming your pup at least every three months.<
How often should I worm my puppy with Drontal?
Remember, because many puppies contract worms from their mother, it’s important to worm her as regularly as the puppies until they are weaned.
Whichever you find easier- you can give your pet his tablet or oral suspension directly into his mouth, or in his food. Drontal Tasty tablets for dogs are often taken voluntarily by dogs as they are meat flavoured.
Should I give Drontal with or without food?
Absolutely. Drontal can be used in conjunction with flea treatment, such as Advantage® Spot-on, which kills fleas within 24 hours. In fact it’s advisable to use both products together to give your pet complete protection from worms. That’s because, if your pet has fleas, they’re at risk of picking up a tapeworm infection too.
Can I use a flea treatment at the same time as Drontal?
How old does my puppy need to be before I can use Drontal?
Which Drontal product is most suitable for my dog?
FAQS: General worm must-know facts
Can worms in my dog affect my family and me?
Fleas can be infected with the larval stage of the flea tapeworm. If your dog swallows an infected flea, he can end up with a tapeworm living inside him.
What’s the connection between fleas and worms?
How can I tell if my dog has worms?
There aren’t always visible signs that your pet has worms. But most pet owners would agree that their pet would be healthier and happier without a parasitic worm living inside him! And it’s worth remembering that worms can cause disease in people too, so regular worming of pets is important not just to help protect their health, but to help reduce the risk worms pose to us as well.
My pet isn't showing any signs of infection – why should I worm him?
Unfortunately not. You can’t completely stop your dog coming into contact with worms in the first place, but using a wormer like Drontal regularly will help him combat any unwanted passengers that he does come across.
Can my vet give my pet anything to prevent worms?
Cleaning up your dog’s faeces is a great way to reduce the risk. A single dog roundworm (Toxocara canis) can produce up to 85,000 eggs a day, and these are all excreted when your dog goes to the toilet. If you don't clear it up, all of those eggs will remain in the environment ready to infect other dogs – and possibly humans, too.
Can I do anything else to help reduce the risk from worms?