Drontal Allwormer chewables are an effective treatment against intestinal parasites such as roundworm, hookworm, whipworm, and tapeworm including hydatids and the shedding of giardia oocysts. The treatment is not effective against heartworm.
It is recommended that Drontal Allwormer chewables are used in conjunction with treatments for heartworm and fleas.
Suitable for pregnant bitches. Drontal Allwormer treatment should be administered prior to mating, during gestation ten days before birth and at two and four weeks after birth. Puppies should be treated at two, four, eight and twelve weeks and every month until six months of age. Adults dogs should normally be treated every three months.
Drontal Allwormer contains Praziquantel Pyrantel and Febantel. Drontal Allwormer chewables should be chewed and not swallowed whole. If your dog is prone to swallow treats whole, the chew may be broken into pieces and added to a small amount of dog food.
Dogs are treated by weight using the appropriate sized chews, or combination of chews. Chews may be cut in half with a sharp knife if required. Available in two pack sizes: Medium dog chews for puppies and dogs up to 10kg and Large dog chews for dogs up to 35kg. Dogs over 35kg should be given a combination of the chews. One chew treats 10kg.
Drontal for Puppies and Dogs
Worms are a significant problem for dogs and puppies. If left untreated, worms can cause some series issues. These include lack of energy, dull coat, pot bellied appearance, change in appetite, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhoea, blood in stools. If a large enough infestation occurs, especially in puppies, it can even cause death. Some worms are also transmissible to humans. This is known as a Zoonotic disease.
There are four gastrointestinal worms that affect dogs; tape worm, round worm, hook and whip worm. Drontal kills them all, protecting not only your pet but your entire family from potential worm infestation.
Hookworms can infect people and cause anything from a skin rash to breathing complications.
Tapeworms mainly infect children causing a disease called Visceral Larva Migrans or toxocariasis. As well as vision problems it can affect other organs such as liver or lungs.
When It comes to worm treatments, not all are created equal. Some don’t contain praziquantel the product that kills tape worm. And other products contain cheaper, or older less effective ingredients that don’t kill as many worms in your pet.
Puppies start their worming program from two weeks of age and Drontal is safe to use in such a young dog. Drontal comes in tablet and oral liquid forms, so all dog sizes can be treated. Drontal can also safety be combined with flea and heartworm prevention.
Puppies should be wormed at 2,4,6,8,10,12 weeks of age, then every three months for life. Pets should be weighed before treatment and the dose calculated up to the nearest kilogram in small dogs, or 5kgs in larger dogs.
Drontal: Active Ingredients
Side effects are rare and normally transient, please consult a Veterinarian if you believe your dog is having a reaction to this product.
Dr. Lauren Bugeja, BSc. BVSc.
About Dr Lauren
Dr. Lauren Bugeja, BSc. BVSc is passionate about educating pet owners on routine health care, elderly pet management and arthritis treatment. Dr Lauren is an active member of the veterinary community and has appeared on network television, has written articles in newspapers and magazines and has run pet first aid courses. In addition to two clinics, Dr. Lauren has established Vet To Home, so that pets can be treated at home.