What are the active constituents of Drontal chewables?
The active ingredients in the Drontal chewable include Praziquantel, Pyrantel (as Pyrantel embonate) and Febantel. The concentrations of each of these components varies in accordance with tablet size.
** Drontal allwormer for large dogs - 1 tablet treats 35kg
What worms does Drontal treat?
Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms and Tapeworms (Echinococcus granulosus ? Hydatid tapeworms), (Dipylidium caninum ? common flea tapeworm) (Taenia spp., Taenia ovis, T. pisiformis, T. hydatigena). Also aids in the control of shedding oocysts of the protozoan Giardia spp in dogs.
How often should I worm my dogs?
Hookworms and Roundworms - Dogs and Puppies treat at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks of age and then every month until six months of age, thereafter every 3 months or on veterinary advise.
Whipworms - Treat every 6 to 8 weeks after 3 months of age.
Tapeworms - treat every 3 months except in a hydatid tapeworm area where every 6 weeks is recommended, or on veterinary advise. Dogs can become re-infested with worms and treatment should be repeated.
Does Drontal treat Giardia?
Drontal is the ONLY Allwormer registered to control Giardia sp in dogs. Giardia is a protozoan parasite found commonly in dogs and is frequently a cause of diarrhoea in puppies. Drontal should be administered at the correct dosage for body weight for 3 consecutive days. It is important that Giardia has been correctly diagnosed by a veterinarian.